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Increasing evidence suggests that chronic inflammation takes a toll on the brain over the course of a lifetime.
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A mutation in the RORB gene leads to low levels of a spinal cord protein and impedes hopping.
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Emerging research suggests that even mild hits to the head may damage the tiny lymphatic vessels that clear toxic chemicals and cellular debris from the brain.
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Changes to cell metabolism can drive the appetite of the entire organism.
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After evolution silenced some of its genes, the Mexican cavefish lost its eyeballs.
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What goes on in our bodies that makes muscles tight, and how does this tightness lead to headaches?
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Their long, meandering dendrites may enable thoughtfulness and creativity.
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Many women experience hot flashes during menopause, but researchers are still working to uncover why they happen and how to treat them.
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There are pain receptors — nociceptors — in different parts of the body but not the brain. Scientist Janet Bultitude breaks down what nociceptors are, how they work, and why the brain doesn’t have any.
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While it may feel like you’ve suffered an injury, this is a natural part of the body’s recovery from working out.
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For many people, the winter poses an onslaught of a seasonal depression known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
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Elon Musk claims his new brain-recording device can one day solve a slew of brain ailments — are his claims true?
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