New Research Shows the Deadly Effect of Neurons on Cancerous Tumors
It appears that tumors can co-opt the signals neurons produce in order to grow, indicating that neurons and cancer cells together might be a dangerous duo.
How Neuroscience Can Help Us Treat Trafficked Youth
Brain research gives insight into why abused youth are more vulnerable to exploitation—and how we can help them heal.
PS Picks: Rachel Aviv's Latest Masterful Mental-Health Narrative in 'The New Yorker'
PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
Brain-Altering Science and the Search for a New Normal
An electrical implant known as a deep-brain stimulator is giving some patients a new start.
What's Behind Post-Brain Injury Depression and Anxiety?
A study suggests damaged white matter, the brain's signal cables, may be to blame.
The Frustrating Hunt for the Genes That Make Us Human
Researchers are finding many genes unique to our species, but so far they reveal little about our most human traits.