Brain

Bruce Willis retires: what is aphasia?
Bruce Willis
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Bruce Willis retires: what is aphasia?

Film star ‘stepping away’ from acting due to brain condition that affects ability to communicate
31 Mar 2022
Can life really flash before our eyes?
Brain neurons
Expert’s view

Can life really flash before our eyes?

Researchers have found that some brain waves change pattern even after blood stops flowing to the brain
7 Mar 2022
‘Britain is suffering from an ever-dwindling supply of compassion’
Homeless person's tent in London
Instant Opinion

‘Britain is suffering from an ever-dwindling supply of compassion’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
24 Nov 2021
The breakthrough that reveals why humans are getting taller
Tallest man in the world Sultan Kosen
Why we’re talking about . . .

The breakthrough that reveals why humans are getting taller

Sensor in the brain tells the body that ‘we’re great here so grow quickly’, scientists say
5 Nov 2021
Lab-made mini brain develops its own ‘eyes’
Organoid brain
Stranger than fiction

Lab-made mini brain develops its own ‘eyes’

Researchers hope organoid development will prove useful for studying human brain
19 Aug 2021
Mysterious brain injuries at embassies in China and Cuba trigger CIA probe
The US embassy in Havana, Cuba where the brain injuries were first reported
Stranger than fiction

Mysterious brain injuries at embassies in China and Cuba trigger CIA probe

Scores of US spies, diplomats and soldiers have reported unexplained health problems over past five years
13 May 2021
Lasting impact: how Covid damages the human brain
Brain scan
In Depth

Lasting impact: how Covid damages the human brain

New research suggests coronavirus complications may include stroke and psychosis
26 Jun 2020

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Why everyone’s talking about football’s dementia timebomb
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In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about football’s dementia timebomb

Study shows former players have greatly increased risk of serious brain disease
22 Oct 2019
Five-minute neck scan ‘could predict dementia’
Dementia
In Depth

Five-minute neck scan ‘could predict dementia’

Scan shows whether the brain's blood vessels are protecting it from the strong pulse of the heart
12 Nov 2018
VIDEO: ‘time-travelling’ illusion tricks the brain
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In Brief

VIDEO: ‘time-travelling’ illusion tricks the brain

Rabbit Illusion shows how our perception of previous events can be altered
10 Oct 2018
How cat poo parasite can help entrepreneurs
Cat
In Brief

How cat poo parasite can help entrepreneurs

Research finds link between Toxoplasma gondii organism and risk-taking behaviours
25 Jul 2018
Is the heatwave slowing down your brain?
Heatwave
In Brief

Is the heatwave slowing down your brain?

Research finds that cognitive functions decline as temperatures rise
11 Jul 2018
Alzheimer’s gene neutralised in human brain cells
AI Alzheimer's
In Depth

Alzheimer’s gene neutralised in human brain cells

Development comes after scientists switch away from testing on mouse cells
10 Apr 2018
Are we conscious after death?
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In Brief

Are we conscious after death?

Technically dead patients may be able to hear and understand doctors
23 Oct 2017
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