Cambridge researchers are pioneering a new test for autism in the womb, by measuring the levels of testosterone produced by the foetus, which makes its way into the amniotic fluid. They hope to test if children who later develop autism have unusually high levels of testosterone between 12 and 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Scientists and clinicians across Europe have joined forces to improve the efficacy and safety of neural transplantation in Parkinson’s disease.
Study on effects of anti-obesity drug on the brain paves way for more effective treatments.
The most common type of antidepressants, serotonin enhancers, alters peoples moral judgement and leads to a reduction in aggressive behaviour, a study published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has found.
The brains of problem gamblers react more intensely to near misses than casual gamblers, new research from the University of Cambridge has found. The results could help explain what keeps problem gamblers betting even though they keep losing.
Professor Paul Fletcher believes that exploring how the brain makes predictions about the world will help us to understand mental illness.
For some children, acquiring the important skills of learning to read or do arithmetic is fraught with difficulty. Educational neuroscience is helping to understand why.