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New research has revealed how the microbes in our gut influence our central nervous system, and healing these microorganisms may, in turn, be the answer to everything from spinal cord injury and stroke damage to mental illness. Celeste McGovern investigates
Cognitive decline is not an inevitable part of ageing. Your brain can renew itself at any age, as noted psychologist Brant Cortright reports.
There’s been a major discovery about spinal cord injury—often seen as a life sentence—that opens up the possibility of a full recovery.
Taking omega-3 fatty acids after a stroke could help repair any damage to the brain, a new study suggests.
Animal testing is usually the first step in assessing the safety and effectiveness of a new drug. But the results don’t always translate and often leave humans open to life-threatening reactions, even after the drug has been approved. Kathy Archibald, director of the Safer Medicines Campaign, argues for human-based testing.