Neurology & Mental Health News

New blood test can diagnose Alzheimer’s prior to cognitive impairment

Researchers have developed a new blood test to help diagnose people with Alzheimer’s disease up to 20 years before the onset of cognitive impairment. This...

Vasopressin: a potential biomarker for autism spectrum disorder

Using a rare archive of cerebrospinal fluid samples, researchers have identified vasopressin as a potential biomarker for autism spectrum disorder. Research conducted at Stanford University...

Targeted therapy for neurological disease

A study from the University of Cincinnati has shown that a targeted therapy, often used to treat cancers, may be beneficial in treating neurological...

Endocannabinoid signalling in olfactory neural circuits

Thomas Heinbockel presents groundbreaking evidence that the endocannabinoid system plays a role in regulating neuronal activity in the main olfactory bulb. The cannabis plant Cannabis...

EU project to create a precise Alzheimer’s diagnosis instrument

This September will mark the launch of EU Horizon 2020 project DECIDE which aims to develop and launch an e-service for the early diagnosis...

Detecting epileptic foci in the human brain

Researchers at Yokohama City University, Japan, have developed a compound that helps doctors detect epileptic foci in the human brain. A radiotracer specifically binds to...

Promoting neuroscience in Europe with FENS

Founded in 1998 at the first Forum of European Neuroscience, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) is the voice of neuroscience in Europe. FENS...

Chronic hepatitis B remains a global health problem

Re-designing the hepatitis B vaccine: helping WHO achieve one of the 2030 elimination targets as Chronic hepatitis B (CHB)...

Zellweger UK: A glimmer of hope

Peroxisome biogenesis disorders in the Zellweger spectrum (PBD-ZSD) are a heterogeneous group of genetic disorders caused by mutations in PEX genes responsible for normal...

Preclinical drug development for childhood cancers

Research at Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (Greehey CCRI) has been at the forefront of improving relevant preclinical models for developing new therapeutics. Cancer in...

Neuro-electric waves in the brain

Neural Engineering is a new discipline at the interface between engineering and neuroscience; Dr Durand’s research combines computational neuroscience, engineering and electrophysiology to solve...

EOD community mental health: providing current and future support

Men and women of the EOD community are continually on the front line: it is vital we support EOD community mental health. The Explosive Ordnance...

Neurology & Mental Health

Neurology is the branch of medicine or biology that deals with the anatomy, functions, and organic disorders of nerves and the nervous system.

Mental Health essentially includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.