After a new brain-scanning approach revealed that a seemingly vegetative young woman was actually conscious, she started down the road to a partial recovery
Telltale protein clumps absorb more light than healthy tissue
A meticulously constructed atlas of the human brain reveals the molecular roots of mental illness—and of everyday behavior
New Limb-Lengthening Tech May Reduce Complications for Sufferers of Crippling Deformities [Slide Show]
A move to lengthen limbs internally rather than via an external scaffold could reduce the effects of painful treatments, especially among younger patients
Genetic engineering enables individual brain cells of research animals to ignite in brilliant color to trace the elaborate connections of a nervous system
Scientists have created an interactive brain map showing which areas respond to different words. Nature Video explores how our brains organise the thousands of words in our heads.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on April 27, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.
One year ago there were a dozen known cases of children with a mutation on the SCN8A gene; now, there are more than 90
In May of 2012, former NFL linebacker Junior Seau took his own life by shooting himself in the chest. Seau was dealing with depression, mood swings and insomnia.
A flood of new tyrannosaur finds is helping to shed light on how their gargantuan successor developed
As doctors continue to monitor Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's condition, previous cases of brain injury resulting from bullets and other assaults can help explain what happens to the nervous system during major injuries--and how those rare recoveries are possible
A single mathematical function explains how both a sheet of paper and a developing brain folds
The past several years have brought two parallel revolutions in neuroscience. Researchers have begun using genetically encoded sensors to monitor the behavior of individual neurons, and they've been using brief pulses of light to trigger certain types of neurons to activate.
The economic embargo is still in place, so warming connections between the countries can only take biomedicine so far, scientists say
New findings on people with a damaged hippocampus suggest a bold rethinking of the way we map the brain
Ecuadorian scientists have revived a new species of yeast from pre-Incan tomb, illuminating prehistoric life
Science at the World Economic Forum is about inspiration, solutions and collaboration. First and foremost, leaders come together in Davos to address global challenges such as antibiotic resistance, climate change and understanding the human mind.
One of the tragedies of aging is the slow but steady decline in memory. Phone numbers slipping your mind? Forgetting crucial items on your grocery list?
A needle-based technique has been shown to switch on nerves that tamp down sepsis
How one woman learned to use the electrodes implanted in her brain as an extension of her nervous system.
How tricking the eye reveals the inner workings of the brain