Chemo-Brain Confirmed in Long-Term Mouse Study

It is well known that chemotherapy comes with a long list of side effects; nausea, fatigue, muscle pain and sores in the mouth and throat to name a few. These are often necessary evils and most patients would agree that they are worth suffering through in order to treat their cancer. According to Cancer Research…

Remarkable Study Shows Immune System’s Effect On Social Interactions

Researchers from the University of Virginia’s Centre for Brain Immunology and Glia have made a remarkable discovery; the immune system has a direct and measurable impact on our social interactions. For decades scientists have believed that the brain is “immune privileged”, meaning that there is no direct connection from the brain to the immune system. In…

Positive Thinking Really Can Boost Your Chances of Success

We’ve all heard about the power of positive thinking. “Self-belief can do wonderful things.”  “You can do anything if you put your mind to it!” “If you believe in yourself anything is possible.“ Scientists have finally found some evidence that these mildly sickening adages may actually be worth more than you think. In a massive study, Professor Andrew…

Play A Video Game to Learn A Foreign Language

Most countries in the modern world are becoming more and more multi-cultural, and as a result it is increasingly necessary to speak a foreign tongue. Whether it be to improve your holiday experience, enable you to work and live abroad or simply to talk to migrants in your own country, by learning another language you…

Brain Vital Sign Tests May Become A Routine Assessment for All

Imagine going to your GP and having your heart-rate or blood pressure tested. Completely normal, right? Now imagine how you’d react if your doctor pulled out an electrode cap and tried to measure your brain function. At best, most people might be a little concerned. Researchers at Simon Fraser University are hoping that future generations will…