Neuroscience

The essence of who you are begins in the brain. Together with the spinal cord and miles of nerves, the central nervous system directs our every thought, sensation and action. Get connected and learn about amazing advances in neurosciences.

New hope, new help for addiction

As drug and alcohol abuse rates soar, treatment options expand.

Top stories of 2021

Find inspiration in these stories of hope and resilience.

Patient Story

‘This is what keeps us going’

With a new device comes new hope for a Michigan man who has battled seizures his entire life.

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‘Happy hermit’ rides again

A stroke suspended Gray Rushin’s cross-country bicycle journey with 1,700 miles to go. Two years later, he returned to Michigan to finish the trip.

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Giant hope for Junior

A mother's instinct, a top-notch medical team and music therapists guide a little boy through neurological troubles.

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‘This is a miracle’

Lou Coleman suffered worsening symptoms of Parkinson’s for years—and then doctors offered a life-changing treatment.

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‘Back to being a kid again’

A mother's vigilance and a novel surgery helped a 9-year-old boy overcome a troubling neurological condition.

Worried about your health?

You're not alone. Explore 5 tips from a psychologist on how to cope.

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‘That’s a good story’

When Mike Mast noticed swelling and irritation in his eye, he had no idea it would lead to neurosurgery—which would save his vision.

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‘A gift from God’

Rick Freehafer coped with essential tremor most of his life. Then he learned about a procedure—and a team—that could set things right.

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‘It gives people hope’

A man with ALS welcomes the chance to take part in a clinical trial that aims to speed up the development of new treatments.

An apple a day…

This popular fruit delivers nutrients that boost your immune system, aid weight loss and improve the health of your brain and heart.