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Peter Stevenson, PhD

Peter Stevenson, PhD

Chili proving a hot topic in cognitive decline

3150 2100 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A large study across China has uncovered that eating spicy foods increases the risk of dementia, further calling into question the pertinent links between diet and cognitive function. The China Health and…

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“Less is more” in medication-overuse headache

6668 2484 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Monitoring, recognition and effective patient education are cornerstones in the diagnosis and prevention of medication-overuse headache (MOH), delegates heard at the 5th Annual Congress of the European Academy of Neurology…

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Thought-controlled prosthetic limbs could be in reach

3446 2300 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Improvements in the way in which neural activity is mapped could be an important step towards thought-controlled body augmentations such as prosthetic limbs, researchers at the Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory…

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Machine-learning algorithm predicts psychosis from speech

3150 2100 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Algorithms designed to find hidden clues within everyday language can predict those at risk of developing psychosis, a new study reports. Using machine learning, researchers from the Department of Psychology…

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Will new understanding equal new treatments for toxic ALS mutation?

3139 2200 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Researchers may have solved the mystery surrounding the most common genetic cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), marking out new territory in which to explore possible treatments. ALS, also known…

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Young neurons in mature brains

3150 2100 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A new study uncovered the existence of immature neurons in adult brains well into old age, adding more weight to the longstanding debate of whether neurogenesis really stops after adolescence.…

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Could the gut-brain axis have a role in stroke recovery?

3300 2200 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Acute disruption of bacterial populations in the gut after stroke could have a detrimental effect on recovery, according to new research. The role that our microbiome – the microbial environment…

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Genetic link uncovered that could help protect against PTSD

3150 2100 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A new study has identified a link between fear memory and TIA1, a prion-related RNA-binding protein whose capacity to form various types of intracellular aggregates has been implicated in neurodegenerative…

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FDA issues warnings on illegal Alzheimer’s drugs

2880 1920 Peter Stevenson, PhD

On 11 February 2019, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings to 17 companies that illegally sold more than 50 products claiming to prevent, treat or cure…

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Stem-cell therapy puts the brakes on MS

2850 1900 Peter Stevenson, PhD

New data reveal the power of stem-cell transplantation in slowing or even halting disease progression in patients with RRMS, thereby reinvigorating further exploration of cellular treatments in MS. The findings…

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