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Life Sciences - Health - 26.10.2023
First digital atlas of human fetal brain development published
The first digital atlas showing how the human brain develops in the womb has been published by a global research team led by the University of Oxford. A team of over 200 researchers around the world, involving multiple health and scientific institutions, led by the University of Oxford, has today published, in the journal Nature , the first digital atlas showing the dynamics of normative maturation of each hemisphere of the fetal brain between 14 and 31 weeks' gestation - a critical period of human development.

Life Sciences - 25.10.2023
Imprinted genes in the ’parenting hub’ of the brain determine if mice are good parents
Cardiff University study identifies Magel2, a novel imprinted gene that affects nesting behaviour. Whether a mouse is a good or bad parent can be traced back to imprinted genes in key neurons in the "parenting hub" in the brain, according to a new study by Anthony Isles of Cardiff University Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics Centre and colleagues, published in the journal PLOS Genetics.

Life Sciences - 24.10.2023
Getting maximum calories in shortest time is the priority for bumblebees
Research has found that bumblebees make foraging choices to collect the most sugar from flowers in the shortest time - even if that means using more energy in the process - to provide an immediate energy boost for the colony. It's amazing that even with a brain smaller than a sesame seed, bumblebees can make such complex decisions.

Life Sciences - Health - 24.10.2023
Risk of degenerative brain disease CTE increases with longer rugby careers
Risk of degenerative brain disease CTE increases with longer rugby careers
A landmark international study has identified a link between Rugby Union career length and the risk of the degenerative brain condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) A landmark international study has identified a link between Rugby Union career length and the risk of the degenerative brain condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Health - Life Sciences - 20.10.2023
Specialised T cells may trigger severe asthma attacks in older men
Scientists from the University of Southampton and La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), in California, have uncovered a group of immune cells that may drive severe asthma. These cells gather in the lungs and appear to cause the most harm in men who develop asthma in later life. "If you are male and you develop asthma after age 40, there's a high chance this T cell population is in your lungs," says LJI Research Assistant Professor Gregory Seumois , who co-led the study with LJI Professor P andurangan Vijayanand.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.10.2023
Consistent lack of sleep is related to future depressive symptoms
Consistent lack of sleep is related to future depressive symptoms
Consistently sleeping less than five hours a night might raise the risk of developing depressive symptoms, according to a new genetic study led by UCL researchers. Historically, poor sleep has been seen as a side effect of mental ill health, but this study found that the link between sleep and mental illness is more complex.

Life Sciences - Health - 17.10.2023
Striking changes to metal levels discovered in Huntington’s Disease patients’ brain tissue
Scientists from The Universities of Manchester and Auckland have discovered widespread differences in metal levels in the brains of patients with Huntington's Disease, a type of dementia, compared to a control group with healthy tissue. In a study published in eBioMedicine, the elements, including selenium (a metalloid), sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, and manganese, were studied in 11 parts of the brain.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.10.2023
Genetic risk scores not useful in predicting disease
Genetic risk scores not useful in predicting disease
Polygenic risk scores, which estimate a person's disease risk based on thousands or millions of common genetic variants, perform poorly in screening and prediction of common diseases such as heart disease, according to a new study led by UCL researchers. It has been claimed that polygenic risk scores will transform the prediction and prevention of common diseases.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.10.2023
Most accurate test to date developed to measure biological aging
Published: 13 October 2023 A team of European researchers has developed a new test that can accurately measure biological aging in a clinical setting. The discovery was made while studying patients for the aging effects of chronic kidney disease A team of European researchers has developed a new test that can accurately measure biological aging in a clinical setting.

Life Sciences - 11.10.2023
Neanderthal gene variants associated with greater pain sensitivity
Neanderthal gene variants associated with greater pain sensitivity
People who carry three gene variants that have bene inherited from Neanderthals are more sensitive to some types of pain, according to a new study co-led by UCL researchers. The findings, published in , are the latest findings to show how past interbreeding with Neanderthals has influenced the genetics of modern humans.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2023
Certain navigational mistakes could be early signs of Alzheimer's disease
Certain navigational mistakes could be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease
People with early Alzheimer's disease have difficulty turning when walking, according to a new study using virtual reality led by UCL researchers. The study, published in Current Biology , used a computational model to further explore the intricacies of navigational errors previously observed in Alzheimer's disease.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2023
Scientists unlock secrets of the ageing process
Published: 11 October 2023 How we grow old gracefully - and whether we can do anything to slow down the process - has long been a fascination of humanity. However, despite continued research the answer to how we can successfully combat ageing still remains elusive. How we grow old gracefully - and whether we can do anything to slow down the process - has long been a fascination of humanity.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.10.2023
Gene-edited chickens show promise in fight against bird flu
Scientists have successfully used gene editing techniques to limit the spread of bird flu in chickens. In a UK first, researchers have been able to restrict, but not completely block, the avian influenza virus from infecting the birds by precisely altering a small section of their DNA. The modified birds showed no signs that the change had any impact on the animals' health or well-being.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.10.2023
AI language models could help diagnose schizophrenia
AI language models could help diagnose schizophrenia
Scientists at the UCL Queen Square Institute for Neurology have developed new tools, based on AI language models, that can characterise subtle signatures in the speech of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. The research, published in PNAS , aims to understand how the automated analysis of language could help doctors and scientists diagnose and assess psychiatric conditions.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.10.2023
Gene therapy opens new possibilities for treating chronic pain
Researchers from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford, along with colleagues at Cambridge University and Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, have shown the potential of a new gene therapy approach to silence human sensory neurons (nerve cells) as a means of treating persistent pain.

Life Sciences - Health - 05.10.2023
Neurons that act as brain ’glue’ to recall memories
Scientists discover neurons that act as brain 'glue' to recall memories Scientists have discovered new insights into how our brain stores episodic memories - a type of long-term, conscious memory of a previous experience - which could be critical to the development of new neuroprosthetic devices to help patients with memory problems, like Alzheimer's disease and dementia Scientists have discovered new insights into how our brain stores episodic

Health - Life Sciences - 05.10.2023
New discovery may 'unlock' the future of infectious disease and cancer treatment
New discovery may ’unlock’ the future of infectious disease and cancer treatment
Attack protein guard mechanisms can be used to kill pathogens such as Toxoplasma, and cancer. Researchers have identified a 'guard mechanism' for a protein which attacks microbes in infected cells, opening the possibility of new treatments for Toxoplasma, Chlamydia, Tuberculosis and even cancer. A study, led by the University of Birmingham and published today (5th October) in Science has discovered the lock and key mechanism that controls the attack protein GPB1.

Physics - Life Sciences - 04.10.2023
Assembly Theory unifies physics and biology to explain evolution and complexity
An international team of researchers has developed a new theoretical framework that bridges physics and biology to provide a unified approach for understanding how complexity and evolution emerge in nature. An international team of researchers has developed a new theoretical framework that bridges physics and biology to provide a unified approach for understanding how complexity and evolution emerge in nature.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.09.2023
Autistic individuals have increased risk of chronic physical health conditions across the whole body
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 at the University of Cambridge. Their findings, published in the journal áMolecular Autism , have important implications for the clinical care of autistic people.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 28.09.2023
Doll play allows children to develop and practice social skills regardless of their neurodevelopmental profile
Neuroscientists from Cardiff University have found that doll play could benefit children with varying social communication styles, including those who display neurodivergent traits commonly associated with autism. Part of a long-term study commissioned by Mattel, researchers monitored the brain activity of 57 children aged 4 to 8 years with varying levels of autistic traits.
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