1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
This week in animal research; 3D-printed body parts, brain-in-a-dish and patient-derived xenografts.
The mechanism by which lithium works to reduce inflammation in the brain has been discovered in a study on rats.
This year's Action for Brain Injury Week (ABI Week) will see the launch of a positive campaign aimed at GPs to assist them with diagnosing and appropriately signposting patients and carers affected by the often hidden aspects of brain injury.
Eating pork that contains a micronutrient could help a growing brain develop, according to a recent study on mice.
A team of scientists have developed a way of guiding nerve cells to set up complicated networks that mimic the ones found in the brain.
Scientists know that the adult brain continues to create new nerve cells (neurons), but the reason why this happens is poorly understood.
Schizophrenia is one of the most common serious mental health conditions in the UK, affecting 1 in 2000 people at some time in their lives.
Researchers studying mice have shown that an increase in excitability in calcium channels in the brain could explain recurrent seizures.
Mice treated with a brain enzyme inhibitor performed better in memory tests than untreated mice.
Skin cells have been transformed directly into functioning brain cells for the first time in a new study using mice.
By imaging the brains of mice whilst they navigated a virtual maze, scientists have identified unique nerve activity that allows them to predict which way the mouse will turn next.
A study involving mice has revealed that a hormone originating in the stomach has a new use in boosting resistance to Parkinson's disease.
Studies in GM mice have shown that a combination of gene therapy and copper injections could be effective in treating Menkes Disease, a lethal and progressive disease that mainly affects young boys.
Researchers have discovered that a derivative of cholesterol is necessary for forming brain cells.
Our brains are a dense tangle of billions of nerve cells connected together at synapses. Knowing how everything links up is key to understanding how the brain works – but it's a huge challenge.