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Risk to anaesthetists from chemical linked to Parkinson’s disease | Letter
Letter: Trichloroethylene was used as a general anaesthetic agent, and chronic exposure over a career could have led to Parkinson’s


08, Apr, 2021 @2:39 PM

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What are thoughts? Where do they come from – and where do they go?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

06, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Empathy, compassion, personality, attitudes: can people change?
There is plenty of evidence that empathy can be taught in childhood, but it gets more complicated when it comes to adults, especially when it is forced

Tory Shepherd

03, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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The Guardian view on autism awareness: recognising diverse talents – and needs | Editorial
Editorial: Growing diagnosis of the condition needs to be matched by increasing acceptance and support


01, Apr, 2021 @5:53 PM

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Mystery brain disorder baffles Canadian doctors
Spasms, memory loss and hallucinations among symptoms of patients, mostly in Acadian peninsula of New Brunswick province

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

30, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Scientists discover why humans have such big brains
Molecular switch makes human organ three times larger than great apes’, study finds

Ian Sample Science editor

24, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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UK to test existing drugs as treatment for MS in world-first trial
Researchers will test several drugs at once to speed up identification of those that slow or reverse symptoms

Ian Sample Science editor

22, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘The ketamine blew my mind’: can psychedelics cure addiction and depression?
This week sees the opening of the first UK high-street clinic offering psychedelic-assisted therapy. Could popping psilocybin be the future of mental healthcare?

Words: Alexandra Jones Illustration: Frieda Ruh

13, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Brain activity data may improve stock market forecasts, study shows
US research suggests scans offer better price predictions than the actual choices investors make

Linda Geddes

08, Mar, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Scientists who discovered migraine mechanism win £1.1m Brain prize
World’s largest neuroscience prize goes to researchers whose work has paved way for preventive treatments

Linda Geddes

04, Mar, 2021 @3:16 PM

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Deeper truth behind opera’s swan songs | Brief letters
Brief letters: Terminal lucidity | Crime fiction | Clothes | Weather page | Yorkshire’s west coast


25, Feb, 2021 @5:33 PM

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'The clouds cleared': what terminal lucidity teaches us about life, death and dementia
Just before Alex Godfrey’s grandmother died from dementia, she snapped back to lucidity and regaled him with stories of her youth. Could moments like this teach us more about the workings of the brain?

Alex Godfrey

23, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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