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Blood-brain barrier discovery could help prevent epileptic seizures

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin and their colleagues have potentially uncovered a groundbreaking discovery about epileptic seizures, finding that the blood-brain barrier plays a...
Understanding how the brain reacts to alcohol withdrawal

Understanding how the brain reacts to alcohol withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal causes a range of symptoms and scientists are now investigating how the brain reacts to abstinence. Alcohol withdrawal causes a wide range of...
The importance of educational attainment in cognitive health

The importance of educational attainment in cognitive health

The deteriorative effects of cardiovascular risk factors on late-life cognitive health are strong in individuals with lower education levels. The number of people suffering from...
The effects of exercise on memory loss caused by traumatic brain injury

The effects of exercise on memory loss caused by traumatic brain injury

A pilot study provides proof-of-concept data for potential benefits of aerobic cycling exercise on cognitive function in individuals with memory impairment due to traumatic...
The link between brain cell development and psychiatric disorders

The link between brain cell development and psychiatric disorders

Scientists from Keele University and Cardiff University have discovered new links between the breakdown in brain cell development and the risk of schizophrenia and...
Asthma may reduce the risk of brain tumours

Asthma may reduce the risk of brain tumours

Researchers believe they have uncovered why individuals with asthma have a lowered risk of brain tumours and how these findings could lead to new...
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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?...

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