How Mozart can soothe epileptic brains

It is said that music can appease the beasts, and every parent in the world has…

A new type of neuron identified in familiar face recognition

It happens often. We see someone who reminds us of someone else we know, or we…

Writing with your brain: the potential of brain implants for paralysed people

If you’re like me and spent hours of your day sitting at a desk typing on…

Equivocarse es de sabios

Aunque no me considere tal, está claro que me he equivocado. En mi libro “Genética eres…

New gene variants associated with increased COVID-19 risk

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were hints at particular genes which increased some…

Brain training does not improve cognition

Brain training apps hold the promise that with just a few minutes a day of playing…

Hungry lonely brains

When hungry, not only our bodies long for food, our brains do too. And it appears…

Spaceflight affects mitochondria

Spaceflight is known to affect human physiology, but the molecular mechanisms driving these changes to our…

Gene editing could help reverse fast aging in progeria

Gene editing could be the solution to progeria, a genetic disease, characterised by extremely fast aging.…

Mitochondrial gene editing is now possible, thanks to a bacteria

Mitochondria are the energy-making machines in the cell. Also, since evolutionarily they are thought to evolve…