Modern human brain structures developed 1.5 to 1.7 million years ago in the African Homo populations and after they had already begun walking on two feet and had even started spreading out of Africa,...
A team, led by scientists at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine, have identified a molecule called microRNA-29 as a powerful controller of brain maturation in mammals.
A new study has found that drinking beetroot juice promotes a mix of mouth bacteria associated with healthier blood vessels and brain function.
UK scientists have discovered a rare genetic disease, which causes delays in intellectual development and leads to early onset of cataracts, in children.
Researchers have succeeded for the first time in measuring brainwaves directly via a cochlear implant, which indicate in an objective way how good or bad a person's hearing is.
When the brain suffers injury or infection, glial cells surrounding the affected site act to preserve the brain's sensitive nerve cells and prevent excessive damage.
Ever thought how different are men and women's brains? Hardly at all, say researchers.
Heightened activity in the brain, caused by stressful events, is linked to the risk of developing a rare and sometimes fatal heart condition, a new study suggests.
Some people report feeling no stress at all, but there may be downsides to this feeling of feeling always super-charged, say researchers.
Researchers at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) uncovered for the first time what happens in animals' brains when they learn from the subconscious, visual stimuli.