Researchers have found parallels between the degeneration of a neurons in a tiny sea invertebrate and the human brain.
The science behind muscle memory
Stanford Medicine researchers tracked memory formation in real time, watching how muscle memory is created.
Losing sleep in adolescence makes mice less outgoing as adults
Mice that had sleep interruptions during adolescence had less interest in making new friends later on, a Stanford study shows.
Ask Me Anything: Brain health and cognition
Sharon Sha, Stanford Medicine neurologist discusses all things brain health and cognition in an Ask Me Anything.
Graphs, worms and California skies
Scientists combine their love of science and art in an image competition hosted by the Stanford Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.
The brain meets ‘The Starry Night’
Researchers find the intersection of art and science in an image competition. The winner's image is modeled after 'The Starry Night.'
Clues from Down syndrome hint at new Alzheimer’s finding
Researchers at Stanford Medicine have discovered a possible molecule connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease.
Physician explains how COVID-19 mutes sense of smell
Physician-scientist weighs in on how the virus behind COVID-19 hampers your sense of smell and, sometimes, taste.
Small molecule lends big hope for brutal seizure disorder
Stanford researchers are investigating the use of a small molecule to treat Dravet syndrome, a devastating childhood neurologic disorder.
Genetic atlas links Alzheimer’s with brain’s blood vessels
Stanford researchers have linked the brain's blood vessel system to the development of Alzheimer's disease.
From loss comes hope: Pediatric brain tumor treatment shows promise
Research from early clinical trials of pediatric glioma patients shows that altered immune cells can fight the deadly brainstem tumor.
What’s the role of protein machines in diseases of aging?
Researchers find that the ribosome, a protein-making machine, may contribute to diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Can Prozac fight brain cancer?
The common antidepressant Prozac melts away glioblastoma tumors in laboratory mice, suggesting possible treatment for the deadly cancer.
Stanford Medicine magazine’s top reads of 2021 offer hope
Stanford Medicine magazine's most-read articles of 2021 were about health inequity and discoveries about the brain and nervous system.
Imaging technique improves outcomes for many stroke patients
Researchers at Stanford Medicine create new imaging technique to increase the window in which stroke patients can seek care.
Vibrating glove shows promise for calming Parkinson’s symptoms
A Stanford neurosurgeon developed a glove that delivers vibratory bursts of electricity to the fingertips to quell Parkinson's symptoms.