Researching the symptoms and severity of concussions will help researchers get a more detailed understanding of concussions.
A Stanford neurobiologist takes on the challenge of explaining neuroscience in a series of brief videos on Instagram, five a week for an entire year.
Male mice are hardwired to recognize the sex of other mice, a new study shows. Females' circuitry guiding that decision differs from males.
Brain cells called oligodendrocytes supply insulation by wrapping neurons in multiple layers of fatty extensions, preserving signal strength and markedly speeding up transmission. But studying these cells in culture has been virtually impossible -- until now.
Scientists have pinpointed the ensemble of neurons that specifically gives rise to the unpleasantness of pain in the brain.
A study in Nature details a discovery with potential clinical significance for treating eating disorders such as anorexia. To make that discovery, Stanford researchers had to develop a "first-time-ever" way of teasing apart two separate but closely intertwined sets of identical-appearing neurons in the brain.
Graduate student Johanna O'Day has started an effort that helps Parkinson's patients tell their story and connects researchers and patients.
The fall issue of Stanford Medicine magazine features an excerpt from Ben Barres' autobiography, which describes his transition from female to male.
Researchers led by Daniel Palanker have discovered that an imaging technique known as interferometry could be used to monitor neuron behavior.
In this In the Spotlight, graduate student Beatriz Robinson discusses her research on the enteric nervous system and her interests outside of science.
Stanford scientists are making efforts to create high-resolution simulated versions of the human brain, bells and whistles and warts and all.
A decades-long scientific collaboration points the way to therapies for "chemo brain," the cognitive impairment that follows cancer treatment.
In a study, paralyzed people with tiny brain implants were able to directly operate a tablet just by thought.
Studies have associated low zinc levels with autism spectrum disorder. But why this should be the case has been unclear. Now, scientists may have an explanation for the link.
Genetic mutations affecting a single gene called LRRK2 play an outsized role in Parkinson's disease, but nobody's been able to say what the connection is between the genetic defect and the brain-cell die-off that characterizes the condition. Here's a clue.
A Stanford specialist clarifies misconceptions about acute flaccid myelitis, a rare complication of certain viral infections in children.