New scans showed how the brains of people who had a hemisphere removed in childhood continue to function.
NYT ScienceWhen people with just one hemisphere came in for a study, they shook hands with researchers, made small talk, and appeared just like other typically developed adults. Scientists almost forgot the individuals' condition until they looked at M.R.I. scans.
NYT ScienceThe brain has a remarkable ability to adapt even after one half is damaged or surgically removed.
A study’s findings add to the case that lichens, which dominate about 7 percent of the planet’s surface, most likely made their way to land some 100 million years after ferns and other vascular plants.
NYT ScienceThe relationship between fungi and algae that forms lichens is so successful that it's been around for hundreds of millions of years. But it's not as old as once thought.
Drug therapy alone may save lives as effectively as bypass or stenting procedures, a large federal study showed.
NYT ScienceThe study found that patients who received drug therapy alone did not experience more heart attacks or die more often than those who also received bypass surgery or stents, tiny wire cages used to open narrowed arteries.