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The vagus nerve may be the body’s earliest detector of inflammatory infections — and trigger for healing autoimmune conditions.
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The modern world has changed when we sleep — but our work and school schedules have failed to keep pace.
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Understanding how the anesthetic and club drug works ushered in a paradigm shift for depression and mental health.
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To understand dementia, scientists are looking anew at a neglected piece of the puzzle: the web of blood vessels nourishing the brain.
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The introduction of the post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis in 1980 affirmed that traumatic experiences, even absent physical injury, could have enduring consequences for brain function and mental health.
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Serendipitous findings in the 1950s spawned the idea that depression was a “chemical imbalance” in the brain. But decades of research — and a radical new treatment — are upending that thinking.
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The discovery of cellular clocks throughout the body is shedding light on sleep disorders and changing how — and when — we treat disease.
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Far from science fiction, brain-machine interfaces present a glimpse of the future of technologies powered by thought.
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A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
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The brain has a remarkable ability to tell where you are and where you're going.
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The discovery of a large family of receptors detecting odor solved the mystery of how our brains perceive smell.
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By targeting pain at its source, scientists are aiming to develop new and safer pain relievers.
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