Most brains rot soon after a person dies. How did this 2,600-year-old human brain stay intact?
If you're reading this, your nervous system is online. Nerves — bundles of fibers that start in the brain and spinal and branch out to every part of the body — are what allow us to move, breathe and interact with the world around us (among other highly important functions). To keep up with all nervous system news, check out the latest discoveries related to nerves, from strange disorders, to how individual neurons fire.
The sympathetic nervous system activates the "fight-or-flight" response, quickly readying the body to handle dangerous or stressful situations.
One person has died in connection with a Listeria outbreak tied to sliced deli meats and cheeses. Why is this bacterium so dangerous?
Just flicking on a light might one day provide pain relief to some patients with chronic pain, early research in animals suggests.
Scientists have discovered a bizarre new species of marine worm that lacks a number of internal features common to other animals — including an anus.
With a nod to the "Voltron" Defender of the Universe," a team of scientists has created robots that work together and decide which one will lead them.
Researchers who study sleep now have a few theories about why we spend one-third of our lives in dreamland.
Parkinson's disease ravages brain cells, but the condition may actually start out in the gut, and then spread through nerves to the brain, a new study finds.
Hostility is bad for heart health, and a new study shows what's going on in the body that may explain this link.
Using a bionic fingertip, an amputee for the first time has been able to feel rough and smooth textures in real-time, as though the fingertip were naturally connected to his hand.
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