Twenty years ago little was known about the aging process. Many ideas existed but nothing was certain. Today we know how and why we age. We cannot control it just yet, but even that may change in the future.
Astrocytes (in red) are the most abundant cell in the brain and help support neurons (in green) by recycling old cellular
Astrocytes (in red) are the most abundant cell in the brain and help support neurons (in green) by recycling old cellular byproducts and regulating a healthy environment for neuronal function. Unlike organs
Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us. A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with pungent
About a hundred years ago, the great neurologist Henry Head suggested that the brain contains maps of the body, and that these maps – which he referred to as 'schemata' – can expand to incorporate clothes,
Chapter 11 of my book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know. Here's the introduction to the book, and my post about the most important idea in neuroscience. Summary: Mirror neurons are cells that
The church ran an immunization drive afterward, but still put out some dubious claims. The latest outbreak of measles in the U.S.—a preventable disease that the Western Hemisphere eradicated decades ago,