Can Physical Exercise Help Keep Our Brain Healthy?
Exercise might not be fun, but it’s good for your body. Over the years, science has well established that exercise can cut your risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. But the ways that exercise affects the brain are still under investigation, although new research suggests it may be essential for the growth of new neurons.
World Down Syndrome Day 2019: An Interview With Down Syndrome Expert Dr Julia Kinder
Dr Julia Kinder is a Down syndrome expert, national speaker, author, career consultant, fitness guru, and family practice physician. March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, and we caught up with Julia to ask her how scientists, parents, and doctors can work together to benefit the lives of people with Down syndrome.
Lower Brain Connectivity Makes the Working Day Tougher for Night Owls
Working together with scientists at the University of Campinas in Brazil, and the University of Surrey, Birmingham researchers found that the brains of night owls have lower levels of connectivity in many brain regions which are implicated in the maintenance of consciousness.
Exploring the Genetics of Sleep
In this article, we explore the scientific research that looks at the links between our genes, why we sleep, and the negative impact a lack of sleep may have.
Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science
We recently spoke with Jessica Wade, PhD, a physicist at Imperial College London to learn more about her extraordinary efforts to raise the profile of female scientists and other underrepresented groups in science.
Establishing Immune Memory to Rabies in the CNS
Researchers from Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University have highlighted how building a strong immune memory response to rabies virus in the brain and spinal cord is key to protecting the CNS against infection.
Finding the OM in GenOMics
A recent climb in the number of people taking up a regular yoga or meditation practise has seen the terms “downward dog” and “tree pose” enter the everyday vocabulary of many. But what scientific evidence exists that supports the benefits of a regular yoga and meditation practise?
'Smiling depression': It's Possible to be Depressed While Appearing Happy
Here's why that's particularly dangerous.
Frontal Lobe Paradox: Where People Have Brain Damage But Don't Know It
Humans have big brains and our frontal lobes, just behind the forehead, are particularly huge. Injuries to this part of the brain often happen after blows to the head or a stroke. Paradoxically, some people with frontal lobe injuries can seem unaffected – until they’ve been carefully evaluated.
Lipidomics: A Rising Star in “OMICS” Research
From medicine to make-up: until recently, a common misconception was that lipids are simply fat molecules, however, recent advances in technologies used to dissect and study lipid profiles prove that this is not the whole truth.