Tag : Freya Harrison

Our appendix: A contributing factor in the development of Parkinson’s Disease?

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We all learnt it growing up: the appendix is a useless relic from our evolutionary past, only used to help digest the bark we consumed as cave men and women. But research has now identified this (often dismissed) organ’s role in monitoring pathogens in the immune system. What’s more, it … Read More

Forever Young: How We Could Keep Our Brains Stretchy into Adulthood

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Human brains are plastic (no, not the kind you get your Crispy’s takeout in!). Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s astonishing ability to change and adapt over time. This could involve the reorganisation of tasks, the development of new neuronal connections, or a change in the division of labour among brain … Read More