Spinal cord injuries are devastating, but new research using biomaterials could help spinal injury patients recover some of their lost motor skills and functionality. A $24 million research investment from Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund has given a team of researchers at The University of British Colombia the opportunity […]
All over the world, scooters that run on electricity are becoming increasingly popular. While they’re often marketed as fun and convenient ways to get around, their increased adoption is resulting in a rise in the number of injuries and deaths related to riding and falling off these scooters, especially since […]
On Friday 3 December, the Government committed to producing a strategy to deliver increased support to those living with an acquired brain injury (ABI). This follows on from the efforts of MP Chris Bryant and leading charities, encouraging the Government to force them into action.   The strategy will be drafted […]
Within the UK, a stroke occurs every five minutes. Unfortunately, not everyone who suffers from stroke survives; as many as 35,000 people are killed each year. A new ‘breakthrough’ scanning technique has the potential to provide stroke victims with life-saving care. Testing technique Radiologists have tested imaging techniques to determine […]
A new study from King’s College London has found that inconsistent responses in the brain could be the key to understanding common links between abnormal behaviours in a range of mental illnesses and cognitive disorders. Reviewing studies that measure electrical tremors found that brain waves within individuals living with conditions […]
Scientists in Japan have recently discovered metabolic compounds within our blood associated with the risks of developing dementia. Levels of 33 small molecules, or metabolites, differed in patients who have dementia when compared to older individuals with no existing health conditions. The findings, published by the National Academy of Sciences […]
The release of the Covid-19 vaccination has been celebrated and criticised across the world, with some noting the success rates while others state it has simply been developed too fast. While the side-effects of the vaccine continue to be monitored, the European Medicines Agency has issued an update on the […]
Many sports professionals have gone public with their struggles with neurological conditions following years of contact sports throughout recent years. Now many are donating their brains to science in a vital move to understand better neurodegenerative diseases, how they are caused and how they could be prevented.   A brave […]
Almost two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, we are beginning to see more and more individuals living with Long Covid symptoms – people never fully recovering from the effects of the virus. Healthcare professionals worldwide have begun to develop resources, counselling, and medication to assist those who are experiencing effects […]
As we enter World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a new study into the condition has revealed signs behind your eyes could show whether you are at risk. While there are a number of early warning signs we are already aware of, including trouble remembering or concentrating on certain things; even decision […]