Scientists have made a ‘vital step’ towards understanding the origins of Parkinson’s disease – the fastest growing neurological condition in the world.
Feb. 11, 2021 • ~5 min
Study shows how to determine the elusive motions of proteins that remain disordered.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~4 min
A new study suggests that it is possible to design drugs that can target a type of shape-shifting protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease, which was previously
Nov. 4, 2020 • ~5 min
Fourteen out of every 1,000 COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital experience a stroke, a rate that is even higher in older patients and those with severe
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
New research, based on earlier results in mice, suggests that our brains are never at rest, even when we are not learning anything about the world around us.
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Researchers have developed an AI algorithm that can detect and identify different types of brain injuries.
May 15, 2020 • ~5 min
New brain networks come ‘online’ during adolescence, allowing teenagers to develop more complex adult social skills, but potentially putting them at increased risk of mental illness, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Jan. 29, 2020 • ~5 min
Stepheni Uh is a PhD candidate in the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Here, she tells us about her research studying the cognitive effects of growing up in poverty, the gap between science and policy, and falling asleep in an MRI machine.
Oct. 24, 2019 • ~4 min
New research reveals how increasing brain stiffness as we age causes brain stem cell dysfunction, and demonstrates new ways to reverse older stem cells to a younger, healthier state.
Aug. 14, 2019 • ~4 min
Researchers have identified how the human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object using purely statistical information: a result which suggests there is an ‘inner pickpocket’ in all of us.
May 21, 2019 • ~4 min