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Asian Elephant

Can Koshik the elephant talk?

... noises - elephant mouths are quite different from our own, aren't they? An elephant's mouth is very different from our own, and their vocal tract is much longer than ours. To ... even though their vocal apparatus is similar to our own, suggesting that it's not the equipment that an animal ...

Brain

Probing the brain with hair-thin technology

... to the human brain, this could tell us more about how our own brains work. The new probes, called "Neuropixels", each ... hope that they will be able to better understand how our own human brains work, and how things can go wrong - in ...

A pigeon

How pigeons pick up Earth's magnetic field

... out the planet's natural field and then applied its own. The researchers varied the orientation of this field, which was equivalent in strength to the Earth's own magnetic field, in 10 degree steps. They were able to ...

Cartoon representation of a nerve cell

Using arm hair to grow brain cells

... Abeta peptide and there's also a tau protein. In my own work funded by the Alzheimer's Society, we're taking ... cells from skin stem cells, we could give people their own brain cells back to perhaps makeup the deficit of cells ...

Campylobacter bacteria are the number-one cause of food-related gastrointestinal illness in the UK. This scanning electron microscope image shows the characteristic spiral, or corkscrew, shape and related structures.

What do Alzheimer’s and Bacterial Biofilms have in common?

... antibiotic resistance. Bacteria don't do much on their own. A single bacterium is a pretty weak thing. It is ...

House sparrow

Why don't birds get cold feet?

... when do doctors need to ventilate a patient, seeing your own brain by MRI, why sunlight is warmer in summer, and can ...

A CGI image of a neuron, coloured purple

How social isolation changes the brain

... they establish a lot of different hierarchies within their own groups. So what we are interested in our lab is basically ...

Cartoon of nerve cells (neurones) affected by Alzheimer's Disease with beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles

Alzheimer's abolished by Ultrasound

... developing a vaccine to immunise individuals against their own beta-amyloid, but these had to be abandoned when patients ...

Young mind on old shoulders

... and the immune system - which both have to learn in their own way - use the same system." To demonstrate its effects, ...

How your brain knows where you are

... when you go to a particular place. So each neuron has it's own place where it becomes active and, we think, what these ...

Opium poppy

Killing off pain

... that they aren't able to activate the receptors on their own, they require the presence of other molecules, like the ...

The Brain

Has the human brain developed at the same rate as the human body?

... the brain must've been like because the brain leaves its own imprint on the inside of the skull. Diana - Yes, that's ...

this is a cartoon of a human brain, made from musical notation

Pleasure from pop music

... music generation, or even help song writers to write their own songs, or even predict upcoming musical trends!” So who ...

Colour and how brains shape society

... just thought that everyone should be working toward their own goals without wanting help, just like they had done in ...

Cottenham Chruch

Does religion have an evolutionary role?

... and then, as you say, once you start to understand your own mortality, it's very comforting to have an idea of an ...

Mouse

Stress and myelin structure

... able to receive signals from the neurons to regulate their own molecular properties. Chris - So do you think then - and ...

Mouse brain

Biogel can heal brain after stroke

... that we might test. And we've also developed some of our own. And you can deliver that systemically to a mouse just ...

Mind reading

Where is my mind?

... clinical emotional disorders. Our ability to control our own emotions depends on whether we believe that emotional ...

Zombie

The parasites that control your mind

... are able to manipulate behaviour teaches us about how our own brains work, and sheds light on the complex evolutionary ...