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All posts in Brain & Mind


Parkinson's, depression and the switch that might turn them off

Deep brain stimulation is becoming very precise. This technique allows surgeons to place electrodes in almost any area of the brain, an...

  • 26/06/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Health & wellbeing, Brain & Mind


How I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's

When faced with a parent suffering from Alzheimer's, most of us respond with denial ("It won't happen to me") or extreme efforts at pre...

  • 25/06/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Health & wellbeing, Brain & Mind


Alzheimer's is not normal ageing - and we can cure it

More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to increase drastically in the comin...

  • 24/06/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing, Brain & Mind


Housework could keep brain young, research suggests

Even light activity such as household chores might help to keep the brain young, researchers say, adding to a growing body of evidence ...

  • 19/05/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Ageing, Brain & Mind


8 ways to keep your brain young and stave off mental decline

THE studies are cruelly consistent: by the age of 45, your basic cognitive abilities begin to slip. As we get older, the crucial brain ...

  • 13/05/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Culture & Society, Brain & Mind


Vacuum cleaner for the brain: doctor’s first-hand account of using groundbreaking stroke treatment

Thrombectomy is a revolutionary stroke treatment where the offending clot is literally sucked out of the patient’s brain. I performed m...

  • 10/05/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Health & wellbeing, Brain & Mind


Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share

"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." In...

  • 18/04/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Brain & Mind, Health & wellbeing, Culture & Society


Alzheimer’s disease: have we got the cause all wrong?

Early in the 20th century, Alois Alzheimer first described a disorder of progressive memory loss and confusion in a 50-year-old woman. ...

  • 10/04/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Brain & Mind, Dementia


Does eating two teaspoons of nuts really boost your brain function by 60%?

Dementia is a cruel disease that robs people of their memory, their judgement and their identity. Unfortunately, there is no cure, and ...

  • 06/04/2019
  • Brain & Mind, Dementia


What our new study reveals about the genetics and biology of suicidal behaviour

More than three quarters of a million people take their own lives every year, to devastating personal, social and economic cost. Recent...

  • 23/03/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Brain & Mind, Big Data & Digital Health, Culture & Society


Younger adults with inflammatory disease at greater risk of anxiety and depression – new study

The often painful and stigmatising nature of chronic inflammatory disorders, such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, can take a tol...

  • 19/03/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Children & young people, Inflammation, Brain & Mind


Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?

Barbie Millicent Roberts, from Wisconsin US, is celebrating her 60th birthday. She is a toy. A doll. Yet she has grown into a phenomeno...

  • 17/03/2019
  • Culture & Society, Women's Health, Brain & Mind