At April’s medical-themed Lates we will delve in to dementia and neuroscience with UCL and Alzheimer’s Research UK. Meet scientists from the Brain Bank where they do research on the brain post-mortem, try an arcade–style video game to destroy a culprit protein in Alzheimer’s and hear about the effects of boxing on the brain. You’ll also […]
Tim Ellis examines how neuroimaging could lead to engineering an artificial human brain through advancing our understanding of consciousness
Alzheimer’s update: an interview with researcher Dr Magdalena Sastre
Does the solution to paralysis emulate an infant’s developing nervous system? Can we regrow spines? Medicine has come a long way in the past century, and like most technology, progress has been exponential with the addition of automated machinery and global research collaboration. However, there remain conditions stubbornly resistent to the physician’s intent to cure. […]
Mind control is an unsettling prospect. Its psychology is far less obfuscated than its biology, which is fantastic for advertising companies and frustrating for scientists. Brains contribute about 2% of our body weight and require 20% of its energy requirement. We recognise early that brains are the seat of our humanity, autonomy and ‘self’ and […]
On Saturday night I got my first bug-bites of the summer – this is quite a miracle. No, not that I got bitten – more the fact that I hadn’t been bitten yet this summer. I am one of those people who seems to attract every mosquito within a mile radius, and is usually being […]
Katie Tomlinson & Jan Piotrowski explore the science of drinking. From the night before to the morning after, here is the science behind a great night out.