Medical research

Protein in blood may predict prognosis, recovery from stroke

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida and collaborators have found that a biomarker in the blood may determine the extent of brain injury from different types of strokes and predict prognosis in these patients. Their findings ...

Neuroscience

Five amazing facts about your brain

Our brain is the most complex organ in the body. Not only does it control basic life functions like breathing, organ function, and movement, it's also behind more complex processes—everything from thought, controlling our ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study sheds light on link between cannabis, anxiety and stress

A molecule produced by the brain that activates the same receptors as marijuana is protective against stress by reducing anxiety-causing connections between two brain regions, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers ...

Neuroscience

A map of the brain can tell what you're reading

Too busy or lazy to read Melville's Moby Dick or Tolstoy's Anna Karenina? That's OK. Whether you read the classics, or listen to them instead, the same cognitive and emotional parts of the brain are likely to be stimulated. ...

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