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Nov 29, 2023
Category: Archive, Research
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Early-stage stem cell therapy trial shows promise for treating progressive MS

An international team has shown that the injection of a type of stem cell into the brains of patients living with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) is safe, well tolerated and

Nov 22, 2023
Category: Research
Image for Our brains are not able to ‘rewire’ themselves, despite what most scientists believe, new study argues

Our brains are not able to ‘rewire’ themselves, despite what most scientists believe, new study argues

Contrary to the commonly-held view, the brain does not have the ability to rewire itself to compensate for the loss of sight, an amputation or stroke, for example, say scientists

Nov 22, 2023
Category: Research, Uncategorized
Image for AI system self-organises to develop features of brains of complex organisms

AI system self-organises to develop features of brains of complex organisms

Cambridge scientists have shown that placing physical constraints on an artificially-intelligent system – in much the same way that the human brain has to develop and operate within physical and

Nov 13, 2023
Category: Research
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CNS 2023: Interdisciplinary Insights on the Future of Dementia Research – Catch up on film!

Catch up on CNS 2023: Interdisciplinary Insights on the Future of Dementia Research On September 26th 2023, we welcomed more than 300 delegates to Robinson College for our annual meeting,

Oct 11, 2023
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Autistic individuals have increased risk of chronic physical health conditions across the whole body

Autistic people have higher rates of chronic physical health conditions across the whole body and are more likely to have complex health needs, according to a study led by researchers

Oct 11, 2023
Category: Archive, Research
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AI-driven techniques reveal new targets for drug discovery

Researchers have developed a method to identify new targets for human disease, including neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. “The discovery of protein phase separation opens

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Research
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Experts call for urgent mental health support for people living with long term autoimmune diseases

More than half of patients with auto-immune conditions experience mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety, yet the majority are rarely or never asked in clinic about mental health

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Research
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Brain’s ‘appetite control centre’ different in people who are overweight or living with obesity

Cambridge scientists have shown that the hypothalamus, a key region of the brain involved in controlling appetite, is different in the brains of people who are overweight and people with

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Research
Image for Reduced grey matter in frontal lobes linked to teenage smoking and nicotine addiction

Reduced grey matter in frontal lobes linked to teenage smoking and nicotine addiction

Findings may demonstrate a brain and behavioural basis for how nicotine addiction is initiated and then takes hold in early life, say scientists. Levels of grey matter in two parts

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Research
Image for Largest genetic study of brain structure identifies how the brain is organised

Largest genetic study of brain structure identifies how the brain is organised

The largest ever study of the genetics of the brain – encompassing some 36,000 brain scans – has identified more than 4,000 genetic variants linked to brain structure. The results