More than 80 billion neurons, trillions of synapses and almost 6 kilometres of neural pathways: The brain is an anatomical masterpiece; it is our control centre, memory store, coordinator of thoughts and movement – and still puzzles science. In medicine, the focus is on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, but also on cerebrovascular disorders such as strokes and brain tumours, notably glioblastoma.


News • Familiarity assessment

Prosopagnosia: Understanding face blindness with "Game of Thrones"

Isn't that the guy from House Stark? For people with prosopagnosia, this is not easy to answer. Using characters from Game of Thrones, UK psychologists shed new light on the condition.


News • What patients can expect

Alzheimer's: New method to predict cognitive decline

Researchers have developed a model to predict cognitive decline in patients with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia due to Alzheimer's disease. The next step is an app that uses this model.


News • Safer, swifter, smaller scar

New brain surgery approach targets difficult tumors at skull base

Neurosurgeons have developed a minimally invasive surgical technique to remove lesions in the petrous apex. The method provides a new approach to these notoriously diffcult-to-remove tumors.


News • Opening new doors for brain study

A new approach to neuroimaging analysis

A new technique uses brain MRI data to find associations to various behaviors, and then applying predictions from those associations to an independent unseen sample.


News • Iontronic technology

Slowly but steady gets the brain tumour

Researchers demonstrated how the growth of malignant brain tumours can be greatly decreased by using iontronic technology to continuously administer low doses of cancer drugs.


News • Near-infrared photobiomodulation

Noninvasive laser therapy shows promise in stroke treatment

In lab models of stroke, a research team showed that laser therapy improved blood flow in the brain and decreased stroke injury by stimulating the production of nitric oxide.

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