MRI of the rhesus macaque brain at mid gestation (left), prior to folding and two-thirds through gestation (middle) as folds are forming. Color indicates (right) the angle between the cortical surface and the direction of neighboring fibers within the developing white matter.

New research shows how brain wrinkles might influence brain function

New research clarifies how the brain’s telltale wrinkles and folds develop as a result of mechanical feedback as the brain develops before birth. The study suggests that alterations from the...

Image: Health provider and patient at community clinic in Richmond.

Primary care research’s role in ending health inequity

Researchers should consider primary care settings as a crucial avenue for understanding the full picture of health inequity and developing real-world interventions. In a special communication...

Patients who magnify pain more likely to expect opioids, study shows

Research may help providers address "pain catastrophizing" as part of patient-centered care A recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine shows that patients who...