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Breathlessness can mean lots of different things to different people but it’s something we all experience. Whether it’s running for the bus or running a marathon we’ve all felt the sensation of being out of breath at one time or another.
Some readers may enjoy maths and others may hate it. But, regardless of your opinion on mathematics, neuroscience research suggests that everyone’s brain is a superb mathematician.
Professor Kyle Pattinson from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences explains how brain scanning could help doctors to personalise treatment for people with chronic breathing disorders.
Your body is made up of trillions of cells, all with the exact same DNA code to make you, you. But all our cells have different jobs – red blood cells deliver oxygen around the body, stomach cells break up your food and heart cells keep you going. So how can the same set of instructions lead to such different roles? And what impact do mistakes in these instructions have on human health? In this blog, Caz Harrold explains the science that underpins our Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition stand.