Michael J. Fox Reflects on Rise to Fame and Life with Parkinson's
A new documentary offers an intimate look at the actor and activist's story
Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson’s Helps Develop a Skin Swab Diagnostic Test
The test, which would be the first of its kind for this disease, can make a diagnosis in about three minutes
The Curious Case of Charles Osborne, Who Hiccupped for 68 Years Straight
A 1922 accident sparked the Iowa man’s intractable hiccups, which suddenly subsided in 1990
Why 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' Frightened So Many Parents in the 1990s
Launched 40 years ago, Alvin Schwartz's spooky series pitted school administrators against PTO members pleading to ban the books
Powerful Immune System Response May Be Behind 'Covid Toes'
A new study brings doctors closer to understanding the mysterious frostbite-like lesions on patients' toes and fingers
Scientists Studied Spicy Chili Peppers and Cool Menthol for Their Nobel Prize–Winning Research on Heat and Touch
Their independent discoveries answer fundamental questions about how we sense our environment and could lead to breakthrough pain relief treatments
Study Shows Fingerprint Ridges Play Key Role in Sense of Touch
Experiments show that our fingertips’ finely tuned sensitivity maps onto the whorled ridges of our prints
Some Fish Fins Are as Sensitive as a Primate's Fingertips
Experiments reveal fish fins aren't just for getting around. They could have implications for underwater robotics
Could This Brain Implant Stop Epilepsy Seizures?
A new approach, which involves an implantable device delivering neurotransmitters to the brain, proves effective in mice
See the Founder of Modern Neuroscience's Unique Way of Looking at the Inner Workings of the Brain Through Art
Art meets science in the first U.S. traveling exhibition of Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s sketches
How Hacking Neural Networks Can Help Amputees Flawlessly Crack an Egg
By tapping into the body's nervous system, researchers could create touch-sensitive prosthetics
Unnerving Find: Cells That Control Goosebumps and Nipple Erections
A new study documents eight new types of nerve cells, including ones that control sweating and blood flow
Metaphorically Speaking, Your Nervous System is a Dictatorship
Except when it's an oligarchy. Or a democracy. Or all three.
Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Get Prune Fingers?
Some researchers say that, like tire treads, our fingers and toes could get better traction in wet conditions
Artificial Skin Could Help Prosthesis Wearers Feel, For Real
A new polymer with a lattice of embedded sensors is sensitive to heat, humidity and pressure
A Scan of a Mechanical Heart Pump Fitted in a Live Human and Other Eerily Beautiful Scientific Images
From a photo of a tick biting flesh to a closeup of a kidney stone, the 18 winners of the 2014 Wellcome Image Awards highlight objects we don't usually see
Does Thinking Fast Mean You’re Thinking Smarter?
The research into the relationship between quick thinking and methodical reasoning could take some time to decipher