Targeting arterial stiffening earlier in a person’s life could provide benefits for brain health in older age – and may help to delay the onset of dementia, researchers suggest.
University College London
Scientists have discovered a new kind of brain cell which will help us to understand how we remember where we left things such as our car keys or mobile phones.
A test that uses earwax to measure glucose levels could allow earlier identification of type 2 diabetes, scientists have said.
Elderly people who live alone and have little social contact with others are more likely to experience falls, research suggests.
At least 40 bird families with flightless species roamed the Earth before a vast majority of them went extinct due to human-driven pressures, scientists have said.
Testing of care home residents and staff is to be expanded as part of research into the immune response of vulnerable groups to Covid-19.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has given the green light to the world’s first space telescope – dubbed the planet hunter – to study the atmospheres of planets outside our solar system.
Some antibodies created by the immune system during infection with common cold coronaviruses may also provide some protection against Covid-19, new research suggests.
Women have found the coronavirus pandemic more psychologically challenging than men, reporting higher levels of depression, anxiety and loneliness, and lower levels of life satisfaction and happiness, a study suggests.
Scientists have uncovered the oldest evidence of a slingshot-style tongue in fossils of “weird” 99 million-year-old amphibians.
A rare brain inflammation which is usually triggered by viral infections appears to be increasing in prevalence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists have said.
A small LED torch that emits deep red light and costs just £12 to make could help improve declining eyesight, scientists have said.
People in their 50s who are obese have a 31% increased risk of dementia later in life compared with those of the same age with normal weight, a new study suggests.
Handwashing six to 10 times a day is linked to a lower risk of seasonal coronavirus, supporting public health guidance around measures for the Covid-19 outbreak, research suggests.
Children with autistic traits are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those who do not have these traits, scientists have said.
People from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities are two to three times more likely to die from coronavirus, new research suggests.
Growing speculation over the easing of lockdown restrictions has led to an increase in stress levels among those worried about becoming seriously ill from Covid-19, according to research.
Selectively lifting lockdown measures could lead to resentment and anger among the population which has otherwise shown collective solidarity, an expert has said.
Huge underwater landslides dating back millions of years have enabled UK scientists to identify a potential new tsunami risk in Indonesia.
Researchers across the world are working around the clock to develop vaccines and treatments for coronavirus.
Heavy drinking into older age adds up to 4cm (1.6in) to the waistline, new research suggests.
Quantum technology could help diagnose and treat a heart condition that affects around one million people in the UK, a new study suggests.
New technology is enabling cancer scientists to look at individual cells, potentially leading to personalised treatments, research suggests.
Multiple genes contribute to problems in memory and decision-making associated with Down’s syndrome, research suggests.
Small predators like spiders and ladybirds are the most likely to be lost when natural habitats are converted for human use, research suggests.
Scientists have unlocked some of the secrets behind the preservation of a 2,600-year-old human brain that was discovered in York.
Vapers who have also smoked tobacco may be at greater risk of stroke compared to people who only smoke cigarettes, new research suggests.
Doctors are one step closer to using regenerated tissue to treat patients due to breakthroughs in stem cell research, according to a new study.
One dose of ketamine could help heavy drinkers cut their alcohol intake, a study has suggested.
Scientists have linked a rare gene mutation with protecting a woman from developing symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease.