Cambridge scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

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. 

Cambridge University News | Aug. 14, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: multiple-sclerosis-ms stem-cells brain spotlight-on-neuroscience

Study identifies our ‘inner pickpocket’

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.

Cambridge University News | May 21, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: brain neuroscience spotlight-on-neuroscience engineering

Cambridge team to study concussion in international motorsport

Cambridge researchers are to take part in a study to examine the impact of concussion in motorsports, with the aim of reducing traumatic brain injury and helping drivers recover.

Cambridge University News | Feb. 21, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience brain-injury traumatic-brain-injury

Brain training app improves users’ concentration, study shows

A new ‘brain training’ game designed by researchers at the University of Cambridge improves users’ concentration, according to new research published today. The scientists behind the venture say this could provide a welcome antidote to the daily distractions that we face in a busy world.

Cambridge University News | Jan. 21, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience spotlight-on-innovation brain-training attention

Over half a million people take part in largest ever study of psychological sex differences and autistic traits

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have completed the world’s largest ever study of typical sex differences and autistic traits. They tested and confirmed two long-standing psychological theories: the Empathising-Systemising theory of sex differences and the Extreme Male Brain theory of autism.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 12, 2018 | cambridge
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Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience autism brain

Cambridge team develops technique to ‘listen’ to a patient’s brain during tumour surgery

Surgeons could soon eavesdrop on a patient’s brain activity during surgery to remove their brain tumour, helping improve the accuracy of the operation and reduce the risk of impairing brain function.

Yaara Erez, Thomas Santarius, Michael Hart | Oct. 16, 2018 | cambridge
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Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience spotlight-on-future-therapeutics brain-tumours surgery

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