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Gene therapy for neurological diseases possible with new brain-targeting viral vectors

A major challenge in the field of gene therapy is ensuring that treatments are delivered to the correct location in […]

New AAV approach allows gene therapies to cross the blood-brain barrier

Written by Aaron Khemchandani, Science Writer. A new study, published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, has shown how delivery […]

Ancient retrovirus genes play crucial role in brain’s innate immune response

Written by Lauren Robertson, Science Writer. New research has uncovered the role of two specific mouse genes – leftover by […]

One trip can change your life: Psychedelics, genetics, and rewiring your brain

Psychedelics such as LSD, psilocybin, DMT, ayahausca and others have been shown to have clinical efficacy in the treatment of […]

New study spatially maps chromatin accessibility in embryos, brains, and more

Written by Miyako Rogers, Science Writer In a recent study published in Nature, researchers have uncovered the spatial epigenetic information […]

Brain tumours treated with donor STEM cells

Researchers have developed a novel therapeutic strategy for treating brain tumours using stem cells taken from healthy donors engineered to […]

Exploring the Origin of the Brain’s Immune System

Written by Bethany Hoernfeldt, Science Writer New discoveries made by researchers shed light on the origin of the brain’s immune […]

Researchers Identify Jumping “Junk” DNA as a Novel Cause of Paediatric Brain Cancer

Written by Bethany Hoernfeldt, Science Writer  Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Hospital have discovered the first causal link between “jumping” […]

Genetic atlases reveal new landscapes in brain structure

An international team has used genetic atlases of the human brain to identify hundreds of new genomic loci that help […]

Genetic variant affects the impact of brain stimulation on memory

A new study has revealed that a variant of the gene BDNF can affect an individual’s response to brain stimulation. […]