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Late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain, study says

Decades ago, hundreds of nuns and priests made an extraordinary decision: They agreed to donate their brains upon death to science, hoping to help solve mysteries about Alzheimer’s and other …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

The science behind ‘the munchies’: WSU researcher aims to help cancer, anorexia patients with pot

Jon Davis is “hotboxing” rats for a purpose: to figure out why people who smoke marijuana experience hunger. The research, which Davis hopes to publish soon, is just part of …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Doctors prepare for deep dive into Las Vegas shooter’s brain

Scientists are preparing to do a microscopic study of the Las Vegas gunman’s brain, but whatever they find, if anything, likely won’t be what led him to kill 58 people …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Treatment restores signs of awareness in brain-injured man after 15 years

French researchers say they restored some signs of consciousness in a brain-injured man who hadn’t shown any awareness in 15 years.


Gray platter: Stanford team grows brain in a dish

Stanford scientists have grown and assembled parts of a human brain in a dish.


How a simple Google search can help your brain

A study at UCLA showed that simply using search engines such as Google triggered key centers in the brains of middle-age and older adults, areas that control complex reasoning and …


Kids with ADHD have some smaller brain regions than normal, study finds

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have several brain regions that are slightly smaller than usual, more evidence that the disorder should be considered a neurological condition, a new study says.


Brain changes seen in pregnancy, may help preparing for baby

When researchers compared brain scans of women before and after pregnancy, they spotted some differences in 11 locations. They also found hints that the alterations help women prepare for motherhood.


Dementia rate declines, but aging America may halt the trend

New research documents another decline in dementia rates, but experts say the rising numbers of older Americans may halt that trend unless better ways are found to keep brains healthy.


There’s no such thing as a ‘male brain’ or ‘female brain,’ scientists say

Do you have a male brain or a female brain? The answer, according to science, is no. If you didn’t expect this to be a yes-or-no question, you’re not alone. …


Dr. Zorba Paster: Reading subtitles can be a workout

Dear Dr. Z: I read your column about keeping the brain fit by doing crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and other “active” brain exercise such as reading. You stated that watching television …