Researchers examine the medical records of people who had brain bleeds caused by amyloid beta build-up in the blood vessels of the brain to investigate whether the build-up could have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments, in a study, published in Acta Neuropathologica. read more
In a new study, published in Nature Communications, researchers report that stimulating a region of the brain known as the lateral temporal cortex can improve memory.
Researchers look at deep brain stimulation of frontal lobe networks to treat Alzheimer’s disease in a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s disease. read more
In new research, published in PNAS, scientists explore whether there is an association between brain lesions and whether they contribute to criminal behaviour.
A phase 1 trial for Huntington’s disease – which took place at UCL – has announced positive results.
A new study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, examines whether avatar therapy may help to reduce auditory hallucinations for people with schizophrenia.
Researchers publishing in Current Biology report that a 35 year-old man who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after neurosurgeons implanted a vagus nerve stimulator into his chest. read more
In a new cohort study, researchers publishing in Translational Psychiatry report that playing American football before the age of 12 may have long-term consequences for players’ moods and behaviours. read more
It is still controversial to say that the mind and body can strongly affect each other, but recent research has shown how the mind can impact on physical diseases such as arthritis, heart disease and diabetes and there is growing excitement in how the immune system may have a role in some mental illness. read more
Publishing in Molecular Psychiatry, researchers have looked at the plasticity of the hippocampus in those who play video games. They report that different types of games, depending on the type of navigational strategy are associated with different effects on the hippocampal system.
In a new study published in the BMJ researchers report brain changes associated with chronic alcohol consumption, even at moderate levels. Roundup comments accompanied this analysis.
In a new study published in the BMJ researchers report brain changes associated with chronic alcohol consumption, even at moderate levels. read more
Publishing in Nature Medicine researchers report low-dose administration of the cannabinoid delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can improve age-related learning and memory deficits in mice. read more
Reported in Nature, two teams of scientists have created three-dimensional cellular models of the human brain to study and modify key aspects of early brain development. read more
A study published in Brain discusses the identification of two drugs (trazodone hydrochloride, a licensed antidepressant; and dibenzoylmethane) which reportedly block the brain cell death pathway and stop neurodegeneration in mouse models of prion disease frontotemporal dementia. read more
Publishing in Nature, researchers have looked at the effect of human cord-blood protein on the hippocampus in the brains of old mice and reported an improvement in cognitive function. read more
In a new study publishing in Nature Biotechnology researchers describe how they reprogrammed human astrocytes in vitro, and mouse astrocytes in vivo, into induced dopamine neurons. read more
Publishing in the Journal of Psychopharmacology scientists investigated whether dietary intervention aimed at increasing levels of the neurotransmitter GABA can influence neural response to basic sensory stimuli. read more
Publishing in Nature Communications scientists from UCL explore the potential effects a satellite navigation system could have on the brain. read more
Published in JAMA scientists investigated the association between use of antithrombotic drugs and subdural hematoma risk. read more