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The brain

Quicker treatment of newborn jaundice brings big benefits

More effective light therapy reduces the risk of brain damage and minimizes infants’ separation from parents

Are ADHD drugs prescribed needlessly to disadvantaged children?

ADHD medications are prescribed more than three times as much to children of parents with low-skilled jobs, compared with the children of more educated parents, new research shows.

Sleep more, remember better

Sleep deprivation links to poorer memory in stressed situations.

Parkinson's disease may start in the Stomach

New study shows Parkinson's disease begins in the gut and creeps up the vagus nerve to the brain, offering hope for new treatments

Future help for stroke patients with language problems

Brain researchers have found a new method of analysis to distinguish between stroke patients with language problem. The result may be individualised treatment for each patient.

Regaining one’s identity when language goes missing

How can you speak up when language has disappeared? A researcher discovers how aphasia patients can be helped out of depression, anxiety and social isolation.

Moths get wind of partner from a kilometre away

A small part of a moth’s brain is providing new research data that tells us more about our human sense of smell.

A new twist in understanding the brain’s maps

The brain’s GPS would be worthless if it simply contained maps of our surroundings that were not aligned to the real world. Now we know how this is done.

Mathematics to reveal the secrets of the brain

Researchers will now be using mathematical modelling and heavy computations to understand how the brain can both remember and learn.

The brain`s forgotten cells

For a long time, researchers have neglected the 100 million glial cells found in our brains, but that is no longer the case. Now they have discovered that the glial cells cleanse the brain of waste.