A teenager who was told he may never walk again after suffering from a rare brain infection has completed a marathon in six days to raise money for the hospital that saved his life.
A drug commonly used to treat schizophrenia could also help millions of people worldwide with brain and spinal cord injuries, scientists have said.
People with high blood pressure that gets even higher at night are at increased risk of vascular disease and memory decline, according to research.
Man’s ancestors who lived more than three million years ago had an ape-like brain structure but human-like brain growth, according to new research.
Heart health problems in someone’s twenties may affect brain health decades later, research has suggested.
A new imaging technique that tracks the accumulation of iron in the brain could be helpful for the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, according to research.
Like humans, bumblebees have been found to recognise objects in the dark using their sense of touch.
Severe childhood deprivation may cause long-term changes to the size and structure of the brain, according to new research.
Women who take birth control pills have a smaller hypothalamus, a region of the brain associated with mood and sex drive, compared to non-users, according to preliminary research.
People who play board games and cards are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, according to a new study.
A new wearable bike helmet-style brain scanner system could make scans easier and more reliable in children, researchers say.
Britain’s leading scientists are calling on the Government to get ahead of other countries in ensuring ethical risks of using brain-computer technology are properly understood, along with suitable regulations.
A tiny worm-like robot capable of gliding through narrow, winding pathways such as those found in the brain has been developed by scientists.
Spontaneous fluctuations in human brain activity influence whether people make risky decisions, a new study has suggested.
But mum, it’s not my fault – biology made me do it.
Brains get stiff with age just like muscles and joints, scientists have said.
A £3 million charity fund will allow scientists across the world to access stored brains virtually by helping digitise part of Europe’s largest brain and tissue bank.
Dietary supplements which claim to boost brain health are a “waste of money” and a good diet is the best way to keep the mind sharp, a team of international experts has said.
Older adults who regularly do word and number puzzles have sharper brains, according to a study.
Being thick around the middle could be indicative of a shrunken brain, research suggests.
What does being generous do to our brains?
We may use clocks to keep track of time, but the human brain does not perceive its passage in minutes and hours.
Aberdeen University researchers are to look into the effects of aging of the brain in different countries.
A single-celled parasite that worms its way into the brain may be the secret driving force behind entrepreneurs around the world, research suggests.
All human brains are structurally different – just like fingerprints, according to new research.
Our brains play tricks on us all the time – from creating false memories to filling in missing pieces of information – but there is also something else that they are good at.
Honeybees in a colony show similarities with interacting neurons in the human brain, research has shown.
A US start-up is looking to preserve human brains with the aim of digitally backing up their minds, but there’s a grisly catch.
Not all bird brains are equal, and the cleverest may operate in a way linked to human intelligence, scientists have discovered.
New neurons stop growing in a key region of the brain’s “memory centre” as early as adolescence, according to a controversial study.