An NIHR-funded and supported study has found that adding cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to standardised medical care gives patients with dissociative seizures longer periods of seizure freedom, less bothersome seizures and a greater quality of life.
Using new tech to measure blood flow and neuronal recovery simultaneously, researchers have discovered that the former recovers before the latter after a microstroke.READ MORE
We know a lot about the human brain, but very little about how it is formed. To help address this imbalance, researchers have now developed a model that mimics these early stages of the human brain in the laboratory.
Scientists have pinpointed the electrophysiological mechanism behind upper motor neuron disease, unlocking the door to potential treatments for many neurodegenerative diseases.READ MORE
A study using fruit flies has indicated a link between sensory neurons and regulation of the sleep-wake cycle.READ MORE
Researchers have discovered a way to design an antibody that can identify the toxic particles that destroy healthy brain cells.READ MORE
A group of Hokkaido University researchers has developed a paper-based device that can easily and cheaply measure lithium ion concentration in blood, which could greatly help bipolar disorder patients.READ MORE
A new study by a team of psychologists from the University of Rochester and the University of Toronto tried to figure out under what circumstances the ability to read another person's emotions--what psychologists call "empathic accuracy"--is beneficial for a relationship and when it could be harmful.READ MORE
Why is sex so popular? The question of why so many organisms reproduce sexually has mystified evolutionary biologists since before Darwin. A new study, suggests that the molecular mechanisms underlying sex and the stress response may be more tightly coupled than previously appreciated, providing a new explanation for the widespread prevalence of sex in nature.