Study reveals how the body produces different health-promoting signaling molecules in an organ-specific manner following exercise at different points during the day.
Heart disease that causes brain dysfunction can lead to the development of Alzheimer’s disease and triples the amount of amyloid-beta in the brain.
Researchers have developed a new method that vastly improves the imaging of the structures of neural connections using standard confocal microscopes.
Eating a handful of dried goji berries five times a week may help delay or even prevent the onset of age-related macular degeneration. Over a 90 day period, those who ate goji berries had an increase in protective pigments in their eyes.
The risk of developing mutliple sclerosis increases 32 fold following Epstein-Barr virus infection.
Proteins belonging to the TAM family receptors may be a new biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease. The elevated inflammatory markers are conspicuous, even before the onset of dementia.
A new computational model found decisions people are most likely to feel right about are a result of the attentional effort to consciously weigh up different options.
Deep, uninterrupted sleep can help boost learning names and faces, a new study reports.
Study reports play-based learning may positively impact a young child’s acquisition of math skills compared to direct teaching.
Spending time in nature helps reduce negative feelings about body image and anxiety.
Direct transmission of BPA from a pregnant woman to her child via the placenta may have a negative impact on fetal brain development, researchers report.
A study of fruit flies reveals how the insects retain neural circuits for certain motor functions while their edge on other functions declines as a result of aging.
Researchers found alterations in different parts of the brain in males and females with severe depression. The findings also reveal a specific biomarker for depression in blood samples of women.
Infection, inflammation, and metabolic disorders early in life could increase the chances of developing depression and psychosis during adulthood.
Sleep deprivation increases the levels of serotonin 2A neurotransmitter receptors within 6 – 8 hours. Abnormal serotonin 2A receptor function is associated with hallucinations, cognitive impairment, and is linked to psychiatric disorders such as schizo…
The mechanisms behind olfaction may be far simpler than previously believed, researchers speculate.
Mouse study reveals the presence of the Baml1 gene in the striatum has a sexually dimorphic effect on alcohol consumption. Male mice without the protein consumed more alcohol than those who did, while the reverse was true for females.
Combining psychological therapy with ketamine treatments resulted in longer periods of abstinence for those with severe alcohol use disorder, a new study reports.
Study reveals how well some people can compare complex visual images, like fingerprints or specific facial features, without a background in forensic sciences.
Men who spend several years living alone or experience serial relationship breakups are at increased risk of inflammation, a new study reports.