Why are researchers punching into people’s skin if they are on a quest for knowledge about the brain? What does the birth of new brain cells do for memory? Plus can a ‘tumour paint’ be developed to help beat brain cancer? And can we shed those post Christmas extra inches by doing difficult maths problems, instead of hitting the treadmill?
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Kick-starting the programme, I went in search of answers about Parkinson's disease. First up, I wanted to get some idea of how many people it affects and how.
Switching on the birth of brain cells and boosting memory formation, brain
size at birth and behaviour decades down the line, and treating Alzheimer's
Disease with a drug designed for diabetes....
Restoring hearing, brown eyed people perceived as more trustworthy, and
scorpion venom paves the way for brain tumour treatment
“Can you burn off a hot fudge sundae by doing a difficult math problem instead of hitting the treadmill?”
We find out why researchers are punching into people's skin if they are on a quest to understand more about the brain in Parkinson's Disease.
To find out what somebody affected by Parkinson's thinks of Martin's research, and to discover how Parkinson's affects their life, I took to the phone…
In order to find out more about the mood symptoms that Alan mentioned and the progression of Parkinson's disease, we return to speak with Neurologist Dr. James Rowe from Cambridge University.
We find out if it is empowering to volunteer for Parkinson's research studies, and what volunteering entails.
“Is it true that we only use 10% of our brains and if so, why? What happens to the remaining 90% of our brain?”
“How does the brain interpret all the information that’s coming in through its senses?”