How Covid-19 Enters The Brain

To our knowledge, there are seven types of coronaviruses that naturally infect humans; the current, most prominent one being of course, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which emerged in December 2019–dubbed Covid-19. The respiratory manifestations of Covid-19 have been well investigated; although, with little research to suggest its impact on the neurology […]

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The Resemblance Between Our Brain and Our Universe

Two of the most captivating and complex networks in nature are the network of neural cells in the human brain and the cosmic web of galaxies. The human brain is an intricate structure composed of many cellular, molecular and neuronal wonders. It can be modelled as a wiring diagram called ‘the human connectome’, in which […]

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Epigenetic Clock for Predicting Brain Age

Ageing is associated with declining physical and cognitive function, and is a huge risk factor for several brain disorders, including dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Having an understanding of the biological mechanisms involved in ageing will be a vital step towards preventing, slowing or reversing age-associated characteristics and diseases. While our circadian body […]

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Genetic Variation and Differences in Mathematical Ability

Mathematical ability is shaped by a complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Many genes have been found to be associated with mathematical performance, and many of these genes also express proteins in nerve cell tissue which are found in the brain. However, little is known about how expression patterns of math-related genes are distributed […]

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Basic Neuroscience Series – Parts Of The Brain

Weighing in at around 1.4 kg (3 pounds), our brain is the most complex part of the human body. Lying in the skull and bathed in protective fluid (called cerebrospinal fluid), it powers our intelligence, interprets our senses, initiates our body movement, controls our behaviour, and is the source of all the qualities that define […]

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