Researchers from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and the University of Nice, France, have discovered the function of a gene called KCNQ1 that is directly related to the survival of colon cancer patients. The ...
When we learn to read, we say one word at a time. But how does the brain actually put words together when we read full sentences?
The impossibility of immorality: Study suggests the brain views immoral acts as if they are impossible
Imagine you're getting hungry at work and you see a candy bar on a co-worker's desk. Why not just eat it while she's out of the room?
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a pathway that, when mutated, drives fibrosis in many organs of the body.
Johns Hopkins researchers today published new evidence refuting the long-held scientific belief that the gut nerve cells we're born with are the same ones we die with.
Everybody loves those rare "aha moments" where you suddenly and unexpectedly solve a difficult problem or understand something that had previously perplexed you.
Getting a handle on brain organization: Study finds even those born without hands show hand-tool overlap
Tool use has long been considered one of the behaviors that makes humans, well, human.
Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the brain mechanism that governs decisions between honesty and self-interest. Using non-invasive brain stimulation, they could even increase honest behavior.
A new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences refines our understanding of a human skill—the ability to instantaneously assess a new environment and get oriented thanks to ...
Researchers are developing an innovative approach for the treatment of a rare autoimmune disease of the peripheral nervous system, using a type of molecular sponge consisting of carbohydrates to remove pathogenic antibodies ...