On The Brain
The Institute has published On The Brain since 1992.
For the curious non-scientist, On The Brain deciphers how the human brain works by highlighting the leading-edge research of neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated teaching hospitals.
The e-newsletter, published four times a year is sponsored by the Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute.
Autumn 2019 Issue
Delirium, Dementia, and the Brain
How to prevent delirium, what to look for, and what clinicians and families can do. Read more »
Faculty First Person with Wade Harper, PhD
My lab focuses on understanding the underlying cell biology of neurons by concentrating on protein sorting and organelle trafficking and by examining how and when particular proteins and organelles find their ultimate destination. Read more »
In the News
- Decoding Touch
The inability to tolerate light touch is a telltale feature of autism and one of the disorder’s many perplexing symptoms. A study led by investigators at HMS points to a possible treatment for the condition. Read more »
- Depression and Alzheimer’s
Research at HMS and Massachusetts General Hospital indicates that depression symptoms in cognitively healthy older individuals, together with brain amyloid—a biological marker of Alzheimer’s—could trigger changes in memory and thinking over time. Read more »
- When One Is Really Four
The cancer known as glioblastoma aggressively infiltrates healthy brain tissue. A recent study discovered that regardless of what genetic mutation causes glioblastoma, it can readily shift among four distinct cell types, each of which may need to be targeted separately. Read more »