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Sweet or savoury?

New research on how the brain makes preference-based decisions



The secret life of your brain

Exhibition gives visitors an insight into some current understandings from the rapidly developing field of neuroscience



Warning on lack of brain tumour research spend as incidences increase

With more children and people under the age of 40 dying of a brain tumour than any other cancer in the United Kingdom, a leading researcher at Queen’s University Belfast is calling for an increase in spending on vital research.



Why the brain is more reluctant to function as we age

New findings, led by neuroscientists at the University of Bristol and published this week in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, reveal a novel mechanism through which the brain may become more reluctant to function as we grow older.



Watching the brain relearn the sense of smell

Studies provide insight into the effects of the loss of smell on corresponding relevant brain areas



Vision therapy the ‘unmet need’ for stroke and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation

FDA-cleared ‘Vision Restoration Therapy’ is now addressing the underserved need for vision rehabilitation to permanently restore a measurable amount of sight loss



Brain imaging technique gives new hope for understanding Parkinson’s disease

A non-invasive brain imaging technique gives new hope in finding new and better treatment plans and tracking the disease progression



Brain function linked to birth size in new study

First evidence linking brain function variations between the left and right sides of the brain to size at birth and the weight of the placenta



Scientists find genes that make brain tumours resistant to treatment

Two genes have been pinpointed that can predict whether patients with a deadly brain tumour will respond to the gold standard treatment



Medications found to cause cognitive impairment of aging brain

Drugs commonly taken for a variety of common medical conditions including insomnia, allergies, or incontinence negatively affect the brain causing long term cognitive impairment in older African-Americans, according to a study.



Vascular malformations in the brain

Benign vascular malformations known as cavernomas can occur in many tissues of the body. Researchers are investigating how blood vessels and lymphatic vessels are newly formed in tumour diseases.



Growing brain is particularly flexible

Using a combination of experiments, mathematical models and computer simulations they showed that neuronal connections in the visual cortex of cats are restructured during the growth phase and that this restructuring can be explained by self-organisational processes.



Model shows how the brain recognises objects

Researchers have developed a model accurately predicts human performance on certain visual-perception tasks, which suggests that it’s a good indication of what actually happens in the brain.



Children's brain tumour unlocked

Researchers have identified an important cancer gene that could lead to more effective drugs being developed to fight paediatric high grade glioma, a disease which currently has a poor prognosis.



Extending fMRI research on brain activity

Blood-flow fMRI can now be used to study the brain-wide impact of changes in neural circuitry, such as ones that may underlie many neurological and psychiatric diseases.



Sickle cell may affect brain function

Sickle cell disease may affect brain function in adults who have few or mild complications of the inherited blood disease, according to results of the first study to examine cognitive functioning in adults with sickle cell disease.



Marking brain tumours

Researchers have developed a way to enhance how brain tumours appear in MRI scans and during surgery, making the tumours easier for surgeons to identify and remove.



Brain connections for stress

Did you ever wonder how you are able to perform complex tasks - even under stress? And how do emotions and memories mould your ability to live your everyday lives? The answer is just beginning to be understood and lies in hidden circuits in the brain.



Memory based on dynamic brain networks

A research project of the Neuroscience Center of the University of Helsinki sheds light on the neuronal mechanisms sustaining memory traces of visual stimuli in the human brain.



New understanding of protein's role in brain

A team of researchers has discovered that brains in mammals modify a particular protein in a unique way, which alters the protein's normal function.



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