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Zapping your way to a better brain: miracle or myth?

It is no real surprise that the average contemporary human being is beguiled by the concept of bettering themselves through the use of technology. Considering the range of seemingly impossible…

Frontotemporal dementia spreads via connected brain networks

Dementia is a devastating and life-altering symptom that normally affects individuals who are aged 65 or over. ‘Frontotemporal dementia’ (FTD), a rarer cause of dementia compared to Alzheimer’s Disease, is…

Study finds potential link between Alzheimer’s disease and gum disease

A landmark study published in Science Advances has found evidence suggesting that the bacterium responsible for gum disease, called Porphyromonas gingivalis, may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s…

AI can identify Alzheimer’s a decade before symptoms show

Artifical Intelligence (AI) has been programmed to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to recognise the brains of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Using these scans, it can even predict…

Bees can be trained to play football, despite their tiny brains

People who say that footballers aren’t intelligent have just been provided with a winning argument: a new study has shown that bees can be taught to play football. The experiments,…

First fossilised dinosaur brain has been discovered in the UK

When Jamie Hiscocks, an amateur fossil collector, picked up a brown pebble with unusual markings on a beach near Bexhill, Sussex in 2004, he could not have known the impact…