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Blue Brain project finds how neurons form billions of synaptic connections

A project that aims to build biologically detailed digital reconstructions and simulations of the rodent, and ultimately the human brain, has found how neurons...

New research could help develop ways to detect risk of Alzheimer’s

Researchers have recently discovered that people who carry a gene associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease find it more difficult accessing recently...
Brain computer interface – the rising adoption of wearable medical devices

Brain computer interface – the rising adoption of wearable medical devices

Explore the current and upcoming trends regarding brain computer interface, the device that can help to create a pathway between the brain and surrounding...
Treating depression: Brain stimulation headset launched in the UK

Treating depression: Brain stimulation headset launched in the UK

Flow, a medical device company, launches a medication-free device for treating depression comprising a brain stimulation headset and therapy app. Brain stimulation has a similar...
Examining ethical issues surrounding wearable brain devices marketed to consumers

Examining ethical issues surrounding wearable brain devices marketed to consumers

Wearable brain devices are now being marketed directly to consumers and often claim to confer benefits like boosting memory and modulating symptoms of depression...
The visual cortex: Is there a brain region for Pokémon characters?

The visual cortex: Is there a brain region for Pokémon characters?

Did your childhood hood involve countless hours spent capturing, training & battling Pokémon? Well, there now may be a link between our visual cortex...
Circulation and cellular activity restored in a pig's brain hours after death

Circulation and cellular activity restored in a pig’s brain hours after death

Yale scientists have challenged long-held assumptions about the timing & irreversible nature of the cessation of brain functions after death, by restoring cellular activity...
Did you know that brain growth is inhibited by heavy alcohol use?

Did you know that brain growth is inhibited by heavy alcohol use?

A study at Oregon National Primate Research Center, USA, shows that heavy alcohol use can slow the rate of brain growth. The study, published in...
Have scientists unlocked neurological behaviour?

Have scientists unlocked neurological behaviour?

According to neuroscientists at NYU School of Medicine, 'silent-type' cells play greater role in neurological behaviour than previously thought. Brain cells recorded as among the...
Excitatory neurons and oestrogen may be the brain food we all need

Excitatory neurons and oestrogen may be the brain food we all need

According to researchers from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, USA, Excitatory neurons and oestrogen in the brain is important to making...
Neuromelanin-sensitive MRI discovered as potential psychosis biomarker

Neuromelanin-sensitive MRI discovered as potential psychosis biomarker

NIH-funded study found that a type of magnetic resonance imaging, called neuromelanin-sensitive MRI (NM-MRI) is a potential biomarker for psychosis. Neuromelanin-sensitive MRI signal was found...
Brain regions unlocked for those with Alzheimer’s disease

Brain regions unlocked for those with Alzheimer’s disease

The largest dataset regarding brain regions has been produced by researchers from the University of Manchester, showing differences in healthy brains and those with...
Hyperactive brain cells could be to blame for antidepressants not working

Hyperactive brain cells could be to blame for antidepressants not working

Research has found that for around a third of people with major depressive disorder, antidepressants have not been working – could this be due...
Virtual reality behaviour: would you think and act differently too?

Virtual reality behaviour: would you think and act differently too?

Virtual reality (VR) can be extraordinarily life-like, but new UBC research explored the gap between real-life and virtual reality behaviour, with a key focus...
Neurodegenerative diseases: searching for a cure

Neurodegenerative diseases: searching for a cure

TU Dresden scientists confirm that additional neurons improve brain function – does this mean we’re a step closer to curing neurodegenerative diseases? Most neurons in...
Electroshock therapy and alterations in hippocampal structural connections

Electroshock therapy and alterations in hippocampal structural connections

According to the University of California, alterations in hippocampal structural connections differentiate responders of electroshock therapy in depression. A new study in people with major...
Barts Charity awarded £1.5 million (~€1.68) to brain tumour research

Barts Charity awarded £1.5 million (~€1.68) to brain tumour research

Brain tumour research is about to get a revival with £1.5m from Barts Charity, enabling researchers to extend successful lab-based research into clinical trials. A...
Hyperactive immune system in ageing brain disorders

Hyperactive immune system in ageing brain disorders

NIH researchers have found that the body's hyperactive immune system may play a critical role in the damage caused by ageing brain disorders. In a...
Male-female brain differences may be unlocked with new findings

Male-female brain differences may be unlocked with new findings

Columbia University, USA, researchers have identified a genetic pathway to sexual maturation in roundworms that show male-female brain differences. Researchers have identified a group of...
Examining the vascular system of the hominin, Little Foot

Examining the vascular system of the hominin, Little Foot

The 3.67 million-year-old brain of our ancient human relative hominin, otherwise known as Little Foot, reveals a vascular system like humans. MicroCT scans of the...

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