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Neuroscience

Alzheimer’s research eyes rogue proteins

Similar to an infection, misshapen forms of two proteins appear to spread through the brain.

Brush teeth, save brain?

Speculative research is probing a possible link between gum disease and Alzheimer's.

Maybe later…

Scientists finally get around to finding procrastination's home in the brain.

Brains may be as unique as fingerprints

The combination of genetic and non-genetic influences affects not only the function of the brain, but also its anatomy.

Patient Story

‘They call me the million-dollar head’

His right side once paralyzed by a life-threatening brain hemorrhage, Fabian Vasquez is now back at school and riding a bike.

Battle explosions may cause memory problems

War veterans who have been close to bomb blasts score lower on memory tests and overall cognitive performance.

Marriage—the smart person’s move?

Wedded bliss engenders a healthier lifestyle and social stimulation, both of which may benefit brain health.

Stronger workout, stronger memory

At greater intensity, exercise leads to better memory and more protein involved in the growth, function and survival of brain cells.

How resilient are your brain connections?

Certain pieces of brain structure may make some people less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease.

Patient Story

‘They make you feel like you’re somebody’

A stroke victim's newfound love of painting helped her reclaim strength and self-confidence.

Teaching an old brain new tricks

Explore these do's and don'ts for optimal brain health.

Patient Story

‘She has a guardian angel’

When Brianna Laux, 12, faced a life-threatening brain condition, her mother believes “all the stars were aligned” for success.

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