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Could we treat psychiatric disorders with ultrasounds?

Research has found that low-intensity transcranial ultrasound stimulation can modulate brain activity and behaviours, supporting the observations of psychiatric conditions.
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How meditation can alter behaviour and focus

The largest new study of its kind finds that meditation could assist people to become less prone to making mistakes.
Conscious cognitive operations

Scientists discover new theory for conscious cognitive operations

The concept of consciousness is related to complex cognitive operations in the brain, and adaptive and flexible behaviour in humans and animals are based on these operations.
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Preparing for the next pandemic: Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease, a growing silent pandemic, is discussed here by Project Alzheimer’s Value Europe (PAVE), who introduce their stakeholder forum that focuses on developing new research in the field, such as emerging therapeutic & diagnostic innovations.
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Driving digital transformation across the UK healthcare sector

Brian Murphy, CSO of UK digital health firm Cumulus Neuroscience, explores how AI tools could transform drug development in the difficult area of cognitive disorders.
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A ten-minute run could improve brain processing

Researchers have found that the increased activation of the bilateral prefrontal cortex of the brain after a brief run can improve cognitive function.
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How can next-generation sequencing create treatments for diseases?

In this ebook, we interview Dr Richie Kohman, Synthetic Biology Platform Lead at the Wyss Institute at Harvard, about his work with next-generation sequencing (NGS).
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Prioritising brain research in Europe

Frédéric Destrebecq, Executive Director at European Brain Council, explains the importance of prioritising brain research in Europe today.
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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.
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Scientists find that expectations influence pain intensity

The study found that expectations of how painful something will be, actually changes how the pain feels.
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Study says air pollution changes sperm count via brain inflammation

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers find that air pollution can decrease sperm count - via brain inflammation.
Dandy-Walker Syndrome

What is Dandy-Walker Syndrome? – Everything you need to know

Dandy-Walker Syndrome. What is it? What are the symptoms? What are the causes? What is the prognosis? Is it treatable?
chronic pain, acute pain

Scientists find molecular reason for creation of chronic pain

A new study finds the exact molecular mechanism that turns acute pain into chronic pain - a condition that leads to the use of opioids and often, lifelong addiction.
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Scientists able to reverse negative effects of pain in brain

A study, published in Nature Neuroscience, finds that pain can block how dopamine functions - meaning that the negative effects of pain can theoretically be reversed.
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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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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.
therapies for cats

Neurological disorders: Developing therapies for cats, dogs & patients

Charles H. Vite, DVM, PhD from School of Veterinary Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, focuses on a fascinating aspect of neurological disorders concerning developing therapies for cats, dogs & patients.
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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