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Mapping the most complex organ known to man was never going to be easy. Using new methods, the most detailed map of the cerebral cortex is now complete.
Instead of an inflammatory response to airways triggering asthma, researchers find the disease may arise as a result of a 'rogue' gene called ADAM33.
Scientists explain why larger brains are more susceptible to mental illness.The larger the brain, the weaker the long-distance cortical connections.
Tau protein is known to spread from neuron to neuron in Alzheimer's. Now, a new study shows at least one way is via the extracellular space between cells.
Women who smoke are much more likely than male smokers to experience a form of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage - bleeding in the lining of the brain.
Until recently, the immune system and brain were considered entirely separate systems. New work shows that they are even more entwined than first thought.
Learn about some of the common causes of breast pain. These causes include skin changes, certain types of medication, and infections.
Treating mice with antibiotics decreases the level of plaques that cause Alzheimer’s disease and elevates microglial cell inflammation in the brain.
Researchers have created a compound that offers high protection against skin damage caused by UVA radiation, and they call for it to be added to sunscreen.
Researchers have embedded thread-based microfluidic networks with sensors inside 3-D tissue to measure tissue properties and transmit them wirelessly.
Find out about the alternatives to NSAIDs - nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This article looks at side effects, precautions, and when they're used.
Researchers reveal how odors emitted by chickens repel mosquitoes. The discovery could lead to new strategies to protect humans against malaria.
One of the first large-scale, long-term studies to investigate the effects of hormone therapy on memory in postmenopausal women draws a blank.
Researchers have identified an antigen that may protect against different strains of chlamydia-causing bacteria, paving the way for a chlamydia vaccine.
Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm. Some praise its benefits, others condemn it as dangerous. Here, we ask whether or not this will end in tears.
Research has shown that homemade baby foods may be no more superior than store-bought. Furthermore, homemade may exceed energy and fat recommendations.
Replacing carbohydrates and saturated fats with unsaturated fats appears to help lower the chance of developing type 2 diabetes, finds a meta-analysis.
In a new review, a psychologist discusses how engaging in fiction - whether through reading a book or watching a TV drama - may improve real-world empathy.
The prevalence of diabetes amongst teenagers could be higher than previously thought. Diabetes in youth is associated with early onset of health problems.
Researchers describe how it may be possible to use a patient's own stem cells and a 3-D, synthetic scaffold to grow new hip joint-shaped cartilage.