Brain and Nervous System

    A microscopic closeup of meningitis cells

    What Is Meningitis?

    Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, and is sometimes referred to as “spinal meningitis”. What are the…

    Multiple pats of yellow butter on a white background

    Hold The (Artificial) Butter!

    Chronic exposure to an artificial butter flavoring ingredient, known as diacetyl, may worsen the harmful effects of a protein in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s…

    A doctor examining brain scan x-rays

    What Is Brain Death?

    Usher’s eleven-year-old stepson, Kyle Glover, was recently declared brain dead after a passing jet skier collided with the boy, striking him in the head and…