Cell cultures have shown promise in representing diseases. The Petri dish is not as different from a sick person as one might think.
With nine brains, blue blood and a talent for camouflage, the octopus is one of the most fascinating creatures in the sea.
Long overlooked by scientists, white matter may provide clues to some of the brain’s greatest mysteries.
Some animals use microRNA to protect the brain from various stressors. Understanding how they do this and applying it to humans has potential for revolutionary treatments.
Researchers used a test designed for babies to show that rhesus monkeys can sense their own heartbeats. The finding opens up important paths of research into consciousness and mental health issues.
The brain can count small numbers or compare large ones. But it struggles to understand the value of a single large number. This fact may be influencing how people react to numbers about the pandemic.
Bruce Willis’ family today revealed he has been diagnosed with aphasia. So what actually is aphasia and why haven’t we heard of it before?
When designing neuroprosthetic devices for users to control with their thoughts, engineers must take into account the sensory information brains collect from the environment and how it gets processed.
Two Australians with bipolar have been successfully treated with poo transplants, allowing them to come off, or reduce, their medications. Here’s where the science is up to.
New research offers insights into the brain after COVID-19 that may have implications for our understanding of long COVID-19 and how the disease affects our senses of taste and smell.
Brain changes including shrinkage, weakened connections and poorer performance on thinking and memory tests could explain ‘brain fog’ after COVID – even after ‘mild’ cases.
Humans can be resuscitated after 10 minutes, so we may have some level of consciousness immediately after death.
Scientists are just beginning to decode the genetic messages in your food – and how that may affect your health.
The mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis virus has been detected for the first time in southeastern Australia, in pigs at a pig farm. So what threat does it pose to human health?
There is evidence to suggest that dopamine plays a key role in gamling addiction.
The physical activity and social connection that take place at recess help children be more engaged once back in the classroom.
Many people with epilepsy are unable to remember what happened immediately before they have a seizure. This may be because seizures and memory use the same pathways of the brain.
In the first published survey of users of the hemp-derived compound, respondents highlight some important therapeutic effects.
How can scientific literature on interpersonal trauma help us better understand the impact of tragedy, especially on children who are still developing?
The brain is basically a time machine that ensures what we see is stable and continuous