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Immunotherapy for Brain Tumors

Here, Dr Sean Lawler investigates if immunotherapy can be used to treat brain cancers - with expert analysis on the role of T cells.
Patients and Public Involvement

Patient and Public Involvement at the heart of brain research

Professor Mogens Hørder, PPI expert, JPND’s management board member and representative of member state Denmark, discusses how Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) is at the heart of neurodegenerative disease research.
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Scientists find brain refreshed during dreaming phase of sleep

Scientists at the University of Tsukuba reveal that brain refreshing takes place during the dreaming phase of sleep, aka rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.
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Supporting families living with Huntington’s Disease

Chief Executive of the Huntington’s Disease Association, Cath Stanley, maps out the charities ongoing work to support its community, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Investing in the future of neuroscience

Nina Schor, Deputy Director and Acting Scientific Director of NINDS, underlines the importance of investing in the future of neuroscience.
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Using human models of brain development to understand autism

Dr Kristen Kroll from Washington University School of Medicine discusses new approaches for studying autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders by using human cellular models of brain development.
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Hormones contribute to movement impairment after brain injury

Hormones released after a brain injury contribute to movement problems on the left and right sides of the body, according to a new study.
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Scientists reveal how the brain creates motivation

The study, published in PLoS Biology, looked at the neurotransmitter in the brain that calculates whether to pursue a task - in other words, motivation.
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Scientists discover new part of brain that remembers faces

Neuroscientists have discovered the closest thing to the infamous "grandmother neuron" - they have identified the cells responsible for how the brain remembers faces.
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Genetic predisposition to trauma can increase likelihood of suicide

Scientists reveal that individuals with bipolar disorder, who are also genetically likely to have trauma, have an increased likelihood of suicide.
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Neuro-Oncology at Harvard Medical School

The DF/HCC Neuro-Oncology Program seeks to improve the standard of care for primary cancers of the central nervous system.
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Study reveals taking regular walks changes brain structure

New research suggests that regular walks can change brain structure - a team of scientists noticed changes in the prefrontal cortex, which improved participant concentration and memory.
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Finnish scientists invent blood test for dementia

A new study by the University of Eastern Finland finds that a blood test could help to diagnose patients with frontotemporal dementia.
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Indiana team explores nanoparticle cure for neurological disorders

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are attempting to use magnetic nanoparticles to develop a cure for neurological disorders from epilepsy to Alzheimer's - without any invasive or genetic treatment.
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Novel digital biomarkers to aid in the diagnosis and tracking of symptoms in patients...

Dr Rutger Zietsma – CEO at Manus Neurodynamica Ltd – and PD Dr Angela Deutschländer share their vision on earlier diagnosis and objective symptom tracking with the NeuroMotor PenTM.
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Harnessing digital innovations to become a beacon of hope for Rett patients

The CIPP Rett Centre provides treatment for emotional, behavioural and autonomic difficulties/disorders in patients with Rett Syndrome.
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From Open Science to Open Innovation: The ATTRACT Project

Professor Sergio Bertolucci, Chair of the ATTRACT R&D&I Committee (IC), explores how the ATTRACT Project is bridging the gap between research and industry to go from Open Science to Open Innovation.
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Understanding the many possible paths to dementia

Dr Roderick Corriveau, PhD from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., details the importance of understanding the many possible paths to dementia.
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Researchers reveal exercises to help children with mathematics

The research team at Karolinska Institutet found that visual working memory and reasoning tasks helped children with mathematics skills.
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Scientists say childhood disadvantage impacts brain development

The team examined a mix of factors such as pollution, crime, access to education and healthcare - they found that in over 7,000 children, these factors directly impacted brain development.

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