UCSF source anxiety

Yep, your brain has ‘anxiety’ cells

It's not just your imagination, it's neurology, according to a new study on mice.

Powdered tumeric, the spice that contains curcumin.

Curcumin improves memory and mood, new study says

Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping. The compound found in turmeric has new benefits.

UC Berkeley brain

What does a thought look like?

Trippy: UC Berkeley neuroscientists are recording a thought's fleeting trip through the brain.

UC Irvine Science of Acting

The new science of acting

Cognitive scientists are helping actors infuse characters with genuine memories, feelings and personalities.

The evolutionary advantage of the teenage brain

Research is showing that the behaviors of teenagers aren’t just there to annoy parents, they serve a real evolutionary purpose.

UC San Diego fruit flies search

Fruit fly brains inform search engines of the future

How fruit flies identify similarities between odors offers a new approach for search algorithms.

UCLA tired woman

Spacing out after staying up late? Here’s why

Sleep-deprived brain cells can cause serious and potentially dangerous mental lapses, a new study finds.

Glaucoma study

Scientists discover potential treatment to stop glaucoma in its tracks

It's a major step forward against a leading cause of blindness that affects 80 million worldwide.

UC San Diego stress study

Researchers discover new pathway for handling stress

Newly detected resistance mechanism helps protect cells from threats such as heat shock.

UCLA memory stimulation

UCLA neuroscientists give memory a jolt with weak electrical signal

Researchers discover where and how to tickle the brain for better recall.

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