Diet is Evolutionary Driver For Brain Size

News

NYU Study shows that human and non-human primate brain evolution may have be driven by diet rather than socialization.

Read more

Neural Interface Overcomes Paralysis

News

First recipient of implanted brain-recording and muscle-stimulating systems reanimates limb that had been stilled for eight years

Read more

Seven days in science - 24 March 2017

Quiz

Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

Read more

Astrocytes Set the Pace of Our Body Clocks

Article

Researchers at the MRC's Laboratory of Molecular Biology have identified a brain microcircuit involving astrocytes which regulates the 24-hour sleep/wake cycle of the bo

Read more

Seven days in science - 17 March 2017

Quiz

Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

Read more
Cells Grow More Naturally in “Spaghetti”
Cells Grow More Naturally in “Spaghetti”
News

Electrospinning has been used to produce 3D structures that enable cells to be cultured in a more natural way.

Read more

Gene Associated with Tau Pathology
Gene Associated with Tau Pathology
News

Tau pathology may be more closely connected to loss of brain function with advancing age.

Read more

A Third of Suspect Mutations in ASD Just “Noise”
A Third of Suspect Mutations in ASD Just “Noise”
News

Leveraging natural selection narrows the field of potential non-inherited genetic causes.

Read more

Spiritual Retreats Reset The Brain's Reward Systems
Spiritual Retreats Reset The Brain's Reward Systems
News

A small study suggests a meditation and prayer retreat reduces dopamine and serotonin binding in the brain, increasing participants' feelings of self-transcendence, and improving their perceived physical health and levels of tension and fatigue.

Read more

Simplified Production of Human Brain and Muscle Cells
Simplified Production of Human Brain and Muscle Cells
News

A new platform technology, OPTi-OX, optimises the way of switching on genes in human stem cells, enabling the production of millions of human brain and muscle cells in days.

Read more

Urine Biomarker Tracks ALS
Urine Biomarker Tracks ALS
News

Analyzing levels of the protein p75ECD in urine samples from people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may help monitor disease progression.

Read more