brain metabolism

Alzheimer’s Gene Affects Energy Consumption in Mouse Brains
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018 | 2 min read
One variant limited the brain’s ability to use glucose.
Quantifying Consciousness
Tanya Lewis | May 26, 2016 | 3 min read
Overall brain metabolic rate can distinguish between pathological states of human consciousness, a study shows.
Study: Faster Metabolism Boosted Human Brains
Tanya Lewis | May 5, 2016 | 1 min read
Humans burn calories faster than any other primate, researchers report.
Age-Old Questions
Mary Beth Aberlin | Mar 1, 2015 | 3 min read
How do we age, and can we slow it down?
Jenny Rood | Mar 1, 2015 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the March 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Brains in Action
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2014 | 9 min read
An inspiring lecturer turned Marcus Raichle’s focus from music and history to science. Since then, he has pioneered the use of imaging to study how our brains function.