Medical research

Axons in female mammal brains may be more prone to concussions

Important brain structures that are key for signaling in the brain are narrower and less dense in females, and more likely to be damaged by brain injuries, such as concussion. Long-term cognitive deficits occur when the signals ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Human neuron model paves the way for new Alzheimer's therapies

Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have developed an innovative human neuron model that robustly simulates the spread of tau protein aggregates in the brain—a process that drives cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease ...

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