Latest Human brain Stories

2011-05-04 15:35:10

Mapping the fat distribution of the healthy human brain is a key step in understanding neurological diseases, in general, and the neurodegeneration that accompanies Alzheimer's disease in particular.

2011-04-28 21:18:24

The size and shape of the human cerebral cortex, an evolutionary marvel responsible for everything from Shakespeare's poetry to the atomic bomb, are largely influenced by mutations in a single gene.

2011-04-13 09:04:16

The Allen Human Brain Atlas reveals more than 90 percent similarity among humans and details genes at work throughout the brain to advance scientific research and medical outcomes.

2011-04-12 10:00:00

SEATTLE, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science has released the world's first anatomically and genomically comprehensive human brain map, a previously unthinkable feat made possible through leading-edge technology and more than four years of rigorous studies and documentation.

2011-04-12 11:16:30

Across many groups of animals, species with bigger brains often have better cognitive abilities.

2011-04-11 05:45:00

Scientists are developing a technique to map both the connections and functions of nerve cells in the brain together for the first time, bringing them closer to creating a computer model of the human brain.

2011-03-30 07:56:57

Brain growth in babies is linked to the amount of time and energy mothers ‘invest’, according to this study.

2011-03-23 15:25:01

The human brain loses 5 to 10% of its weight between the ages of 20 and 90 years old.

2011-03-01 06:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (Amex: CUR) announced that the first subject was dosed yesterday in a Phase Ia trial to evaluate the safety of its drug, NSI-189, which is being developed for the treatment of major depressive disorder and other psychiatric indications.

2011-02-23 01:38:25

The Stripe of Gennari develops even in those who are blind from birth and does not degenerate, despite a lack of visual input.

Word of the Day
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.