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Histamine could play major role in depression, study suggests

Inflammation and the molecule histamine could play a key role in the cause of depression, new research has suggested. A study carried out on mice...
Discovery links gut microbe to formation of nerve cells in brain

Discovery links gut microbe to formation of nerve cells in brain

A new discovery has revealed that gut microbes play a key role in the formation of new nerve cells in the adult brain. The international...
Large bone marrow cells may be responsible for COVID-19 brain fog

Large bone marrow cells may be responsible for COVID-19 brain fog

A team of researchers has found evidence that large bone marrow cells known as megakaryocytes may be responsible for COVID-19 induced brain fog. In severe...
Target for stroke therapy discovered in blood brain barrier

Target for stroke therapy discovered in blood brain barrier

Scientists have discovered an effective therapeutic target for life-changing strokes which could help improve quality of life for patients. A new study has shown that...
Diagnostic definition developed for Functional Cognitive Disorder

Diagnostic definition developed for Functional Cognitive Disorder

A diagnostic definition has been developed for Functional Cognitive Disorder, a neurodegenerative condition that is often mistaken for dementia. UK academics and clinicians have collaborated...
Could the brain be a therapeutic target for COVID-19 patients?

Could the brain be a therapeutic target for COVID-19 patients?

A new study in rats has revealed that the brain could be a potential therapeutic target for COVID-19 patients. New research, published today in The Journal...
AI collaboration creates largest brain haemorrhage image database

AI collaboration creates largest brain haemorrhage image database

A collaboration between two medical societies and volunteers has created the largest public brain haemorrhage image database. The creation of the brain haemorrhage image database...
Treatment for concussions could be as simple as cooling the brain

Treatment for concussions could be as simple as cooling the brain

Cooling the brain could be a viable treatment for concussions in the future according to new research. The study, conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers,...
Laboratory model looking at how a HIV infection impacts the brain

Laboratory model looking at how a HIV infection impacts the brain

Scientists have used a newly developed laboratory model of three types of brain cells to reveal how a HIV infection can impact the brain. The...
New neurodegenerative brain disorder discovered in children

New neurodegenerative brain disorder discovered in children

A new study has uncovered a neurodegenerative brain disorder that can be experienced by children. A study has uncovered a new neurodegenerative disorder in which...
Autism: 'social' and 'visual' neural circuits do not connect for some children

Autism: ‘social’ and ‘visual’ neural circuits do not connect for some children

A new study has shown that children with autism who prefer to look at geometric shapes rather than social images have lower levels of...
Breakthrough discovery reveals how memories are coded in the brain

Breakthrough discovery reveals how memories are coded in the brain

NUS researchers have made a breakthrough in the field of cognitive computational neuroscience, by discovering a key aspect of how the brain encodes short-term...
Maternal diet causes excess endocannabinoids impacting foetal brain

Maternal diet causes excess of endocannabinoids impacting foetal brain

A new study has shown that high-fat maternal diets can cause life-long changes in the brain of unborn offspring. A team from MedUni Vienna’s Center...
New study looks at the links between fitness and dementia

New study looks at the links between fitness and dementia

Those looking to reduce the likelihood of getting dementia in later life should think about their fitness regime. Are there links between fitness and dementia?...
Memory and sleep: circuit responsible for building memories identified

Memory and sleep: circuit responsible for building memories identified

The nucleus reuniens may be responsible for co-ordinating activity between the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus, according to a new study. The link between memory and...
Brain injuries and PTSD: injuries change how we process fear

Brain injuries and PTSD: injuries change how we process fear

A UCLA team of psychologists and neurologists reports that a traumatic brain injury causes changes in a brain region called the amygdala; and the...
Research sheds new light on how episodic memory works

Research sheds new light on how episodic memory works

Neuroscientists have proven how different parts of the human brain work together to create and retrieve episodic memory. Models suggested that, during formation of a...

Study shows blood-brain barrier damage occurs after mild head trauma

A new study of adolescent and adult athletes has found evidence of damage to the brain's protective barrier, even with a mild head trauma...

More efficient drug delivery within the brain by utilising LAT1

According to a new study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland, drug delivery within the brain can be improved by utilising LAT1,...

Leukaemia drug shows promise for treating childhood brain cancer

A drug that is used to treat chronic myeloid leukaemia appears to be more effective at stopping a type of childhood brain cancer according...

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