Neuroscience

23 February 2017

Bumblebees have been trained to roll a ball into a “goal” in reward for sugar-water. They were able to pick up the...

15 February 2017

More than 150 years ago the Irish-born physician Robert Todd penned the first description of the phenomenon now known...

19 January 2017

A chemical found in sharks can block the process that leads to Parkinson's Disease, scientists at Cambridge...

13 January 2017

Stress is often cited as a cause of heart attacks and strokes. Now scientists in the US have shown for the first time...

05 January 2017

The region of the brain used to recognise faces develops in a way that defies conventional neurological wisdom...

08 December 2016

Gene therapy for a fatal inherited paralysing disease called spinal muscular atrophy, SMA, that strikes in infancy has...

02 December 2016

Going to bed angry or upset may make it harder to suppress negative emotional memories.

23 November 2016

Children who are bullied are more likely to be overweight when they become adults according to new research.

14 November 2016

Huntington’s disease is caused by carrying a faulty version of the gene for the Huntingtin protein, but the messenger...

05 November 2016

The first example of a fossilised dinosaur brain has been discovered in a pebble picked up on a UK beach.

28 October 2016

New research shows how small lies escalate over time unveiling the biological basis for the slippery slope of...

16 September 2016

Using brain implants, a pair of monkeys have reproduced some of Shakespeare's work to break a speed record for...

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26 August 2016

A new technique that makes whole rats see-through allows scientists to image intact organs, offering a bigger picture...

18 August 2016

Empathy may make us learn faster when it comes to helping others, new research suggests.

15 July 2016

Positive thinking can boost the immune system, new research has shown...

17 June 2016

Exercise is commonly associated with stress relief and well being, and researchers now believe it could also be the...

10 June 2016

An immune system reboot can halt the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), doctors in Canada have reported this...

20 May 2016

ADHD might affect up to 1 in 8 adults according to new research.

22 April 2016

One half of the human brain remains on alert the first time you sleep in unfamiliar surroundings...

17 March 2016

A new scaffold material for brain cell transplants to improve treatments for neurodegenerative diseases has been...

17 March 2016

A link between air pollution exposure during pregnancy and subsequent childhood behavioural problems has been revealed...

04 March 2016

A wireless electrode device that beams brainwaves out of the head has enabled monkeys to manoeuvre wheelchairs using...

29 January 2016

A pregnant mother's immune system appears to converse chemically with a developing baby's brain, which could...

16 October 2015

Young babies use their tongues to help them to hear and make sense of spoken sounds. Might a dummy make a difference to...