Brain Scans Could Predict Who Will Benefit From CBT

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

If we could tell who will be unlikely to benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, resources could be saved by offering them alternative forms of treatment.

Sadness-induced inflammation linked to comorbid diseases

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Feeling sad can increase levels of inflammatory proteins in the blood that are linked to increased risk heart disease, stroke and metabolic syndrome, according to a study.

Study finds altered brain chemistry in people with autism

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Neuroscientists link autism to reduced activity of key neurotransmitter in human brain.

Talking therapy 'as effective as antidepressants' study finds

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

The research compared antidepressants such as fluoxetine, with cognitive behavioral therapy, talking therapy aimed at helping people change unhelpful ways of thinking.

Robots could learn the same way babies do

Posted in Hardware on 5th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

They are the best learners on the planet, so how could we design robots that learn as effortlessly as a child?