Dr Ciara McCabe, our specialist on the brain’s reward system, looks at the latest craze for ‘dopamine fasting’ and separates fact from fiction in a new post for The Conversation.
Today a new cannabis-derived medicine for severe childhood epilepsy was approved for use on the NHS after over a decade of research at the University of Reading. Here we track…Read More >
Professor Elizabeth Robinson, whose research contributes to The Lancet Countdown, explores how actions that individuals and governments can take to improve our health can also help to curb climate change.
We all know that climate change is harming the planet – but what about us? Sarah Harrop reports on a recent public lecture by economist Professor Liz Robinson, in which…Read More >
Bozhana Stoyanova spent her summer doing Alzheimer’s research in Dr Francesco Tamagnini’s lab with a Physiological Society undergraduate studentship. Here she tells us about getting to grips with running experiments…Read More >
Armed with a quad bike, chopped vegetables and some giant pollen grains, Reading academics took sensory-themed research to the public at the Berkshire Show on 21 – 22 September. Here…Read More >
From finding brain changes decades before dementia strikes to exploring the protective effects of speaking another language, Reading researchers are targeting the disease on several fronts. For World Alzheimer’s Day,…Read More >
This week we’re highlighting the animal research work we do at the University of Reading, following last week’s release of national figures on the number of animals used in research…Read More >
Music can have a powerful effect on our emotions. Reading cybernetics professor Slawomir Nasuto and colleagues are developing systems that can monitor activity in the brain and use this information…Read More >
Images made by Reading PhD students at work were selected for an exhibition at our annual doctoral research conference last month, featuring diverse subjects from earth worms to food bank…Read More >