Neuroscience

07 April 2017

Everyone loves catching some ZZZs. For some of us, sleep is not always restful, and for scientists, it’s still a bit of...

06 April 2017

In an effect that scientists are attributing to an intestinal microbial upset, animals treated with penicillin during...

30 March 2017

Yoga practitioners preach the power of breath control; meditators know it works, and people with panic attacks are told...

30 March 2017

A man paralysed from the neck down has been able to drink a coffee and feed himself for the first time in 8 years...

23 March 2017

The venom of one of the world's most dangerous spiders can powerfully protect brain cells following a stroke, a...

16 March 2017

A biochemical test for autism has been developed by scientists in the US.

15 March 2017

Abnormalities of specific neural circuits relates to lack of flexibility in OCD, new research suggests

03 March 2017

Researchers have found that the brain activity in someone listening to a story bears similarity to the person telling...

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...

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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...

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...