Neuroscientists uncover how the brain perceives sensory information — and how this process can malfunction

By Molly Gluck

The brain is the most complex organ in our body — constantly absorbing and interpreting our surroundings, and guiding our movement, thoughts, behaviors and emotions. Although human beings share a fundamental understanding…

Epidemiologist discusses breast cancer risk factors, common misconceptions, and how often we should be screening for symptoms.

By Katherine Gianni

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual initiative that invites survivors and supporters from around the globe to learn more about the impacts of breast cancer, life-saving screenings, and…

New research aims to lessen the possibility of brain swelling in diabetic ketoacidosis patients

By Stephen Whelan, PhD and Emeritus Professor William Hoffman, MD of Medical College of Augusta University

Edited by Molly Gluck

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious metabolic/immunologic complication of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and the most common chronic medical condition in children. It results due to the body producing high…

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