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Unraveling The Human BrainUnraveling The Human Brain

2014 is the Year of The Brain in Europe, a programme to raise awareness to our most important and most fascinating organ. Understanding the human brain, and getting unprecedented insights into its mysterious processes, is the aim of one of Europe´s mammoth research projects: The Human Brain Project.

April 2014
Brain model pins down motor decisionsBrain model pins down motor decisions

An experimentally guided computational model describes how our brains make complex motor decisions. The abstract model may have uses in medicine and robotics.

April 2014
Sten Grillner – Motor behaviour and its neurobiological controlSten Grillner – Motor behaviour and its neurobiological control

Using various experimental and computational approaches, scientists unravel how our brain selects the actions we make.

April 2014
New Eco Repellent Against Malaria MosquitoesNew Eco Repellent Against Malaria Mosquitoes

This year’s World Health Day (April 7th) focuses on vector-borne diseases, like malaria. Malaria still kills more than half a million people every year, mainly children. In the battle against this disease researchers in Switzerland have developed a new eco repellent that stops mosquitoes from attacking humans.

April 2014
Towards effective spatial mosquito repellentTowards effective spatial mosquito repellent

Repellents derived from Greek herb extracts show potent effects against malaria carrying mosquitoes. They constitute a more sustainable solution that traditional repellent.

April 2014
Professor Kostas Iatrou – Combatting malaria using natural mosquito repellentsProfessor Kostas Iatrou – Combatting malaria using natural mosquito repellents

Repellents derived from Greek herb extracts show potent effects, as spatial repellents, against malaria carrying mosquitoes, and possibly others.

April 2014
Real-time insight into our brainReal-time insight into our brain

Combining two imagine technologies, such as MRI for structure and MEG for activity, could provide a new understanding of our how our brain works

March 2014
Risto Ilmoniemi – Picture this: a better image of our brainRisto Ilmoniemi – Picture this: a better image of our brain

Scientists have been devising new ways of looking inside the human mind, via brain imaging. 

March 2014
New Scanning Technology Reveals Detailed Brain ActivityNew Scanning Technology Reveals Detailed Brain Activity

Scientists in Finland have presented the first prototype of a new hybrid brain scanner that takes both pictures of the brain and measures its activity at the same time. For neurologists this could be the beginning of a new era in brain research.

March 2014
New Blood Test for SchizophreniaNew Blood Test for Schizophrenia

Currently the diagnosis of most mental illnesses is based on conversations and questionnaires. These could now be supported by a new low-cost blood test developed within the European research project SchizDX.

February 2014
Sabine Bahn: biomarkers to diagnose severe psychotic disordersSabine Bahn: biomarkers to diagnose severe psychotic disorders

A blood-based test for schizophrenia may enable earlier diagnostic of schizophrenia and facilitate better treatment.

February 2014
Schizophrenia enters the molecular diagnostics eraSchizophrenia enters the molecular diagnostics era

Scientists are looking for biochemical clues in the blood that signal severe psychiatric disorders. But there is still a long way to go to find definite validated biomarkers.

February 2014
The Portable LabThe Portable Lab

Researchers in Freiburg, Germany have invented a new device that revolutionizes lab analysis – the portable mini-lab performs faster and works more efficiently than a traditional laboratory.

February 2014
Speed is everything when fighting sepsisSpeed is everything when fighting sepsis

Lab-on-a-chip promises rapid sepsis detection in newborn babies and opens the door to adapted antibiotic treatment.

February 2014
Gregor Czilwik - Rapid detection of sepsis in infantsGregor Czilwik - Rapid detection of sepsis in infants

New detection methods could shorten the detection of sepsis from days down to only a few hours.

February 2014
A patient-specific predictive platform to treat back pathologiesA patient-specific predictive platform to treat back pathologies

Back pain is a major health and socio-economic issue throughout Europe. Research has shown that 80% of the active population suffers from low back pain at some point in their lives while treating the disorder costs the EU 7000 € per inhabitant each year. Low back pain is also one of the major causes of long-term absences from work

December 2011
A New View of ParkinsonA New View of Parkinson's

Glasses make Parkinson’s sufferers future look brighter. A pair of glasses which uses virtual images could help people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to cope with walking problems

June 2006
The Answer to Dry MouthThe Answer to Dry Mouth

A microchip placed in the mouth can improve the life of people that suffer from Xerostomia, a condition that affects saliva production in the mouth

January 2006

A new software has been developed to create 3-D models of the human body. The system will soon be applied for treatment in orthopaedic wards

October 2005
Protecting Patient DataProtecting Patient Data

For every physician and patient, reduction of medical error is a priority issue. 10% of diagnoses and prescriptions are estimated to be flawed. Similarly, it is important to prevent data ‘mis-transmission’ as well as to assure patient confidentiality

June 2004