Is spider venom the future of pain relief?

An estimated 8 million people suffer from moderate to severe chronic pain in the UK [1]. Although it may arise from an initial injury or an on-going illness, chronic pain can also occur when feedback mechanisms in your brain malfunction, leaving sufferers to feel constant pain, at times for no apparent cause. Treatments frequently leave…

Organ Donation: A No-Brainer, Right?

Organ donation. It’s an unusual topic for neuroscience (unless you’re talking about this), but the brain might just present the biggest issue preventing the advancement of this essential field. Why? Because a recent innovation relies on growing human organs inside pigs, and the initial studies show that we risk human cells entering the pig brains….

Killing cancer with your brain!

It is predicted that in the UK over one thousand people will be diagnosed with cancer every day this year 1. Those unlucky enough to develop the most common form of brain cancer (Glioblastoma) will typically only survive 12 to 15 months 2. But what if you could kill the cancer with your brain? Unfortunately, I don’t mean…