New Stanford study reveals our brain’s serotonin system is actually composed of multiple parallel subsystems that sometimes act in opposing ways.
How risky are roller coasters for the human brain? A team of Stanford engineers rode roller coasters for science, hoping to find out.
Stanford researchers examine the use of deep brain stimulation therapy to treat alcohol use disorders and reduce relapse rates.
An electrochemical on/off switch in the brain may spell the difference between sociability and social awkwardness, scientists have learned.
A group of researchers have developed an imaging method to show the brain in motion.
New Stanford research is clarifying the powerful role played by the mind in pain, health, social settings, education and more.
Vasopressin levels are low in the cerebrospinal fluid of less-social rhesus monkeys and in people with autism, the study found. The discovery suggests that it may be possible to design a lab test to identify autism in kids.
The discovery, in mice, of a pair of nerve clusters regulating fearful versus bold responses to a visual threat could help people with excessive anxiety, phobias or post-traumatic stress disorder lead more normal lives.
Scientists have made an important step forward in treating a deadly childhood brain tumor, using T cells engineered to target a surface sugar found on the cancer cells.
New Stanford Medicine research shows that a type of nerve cell called mossy cells play a key role in seizures in temporal lobe epilepsy.
A brain injury can happen in an instant. Full recovery takes longer. Survivors spoke of challenges and hope at a Stanford symposium.
Theirs was a rare partnership, a poignant love story of recovery and renewal. The "dream team" lasted 25 years. And then it was time to say goodbye.
A new study led by the late Ben Barres suggests that rogue astrocytes may be involved in memory loss in otherwise healthy older brains.
John Huguenard and his team are learning what role electrical excitability of brain cells plays in epilepsy — and how we might someday control it.
Researchers have been trying to map out the brain's complex neural circuits to understand how diseases like Parkinson’s disrupt healthy brain communication, in hopes of …
Currently, treatment options for people with brain injury from a trauma — such as a car crash, or bike accident — are limited. Some of …