Researchers identified specific receptors for acetylcholine that reroute information flow through memory circuits in the hippocampus. The findings could have implications for the development of drugs to help enhance or protect memory from diseases asso…
A new study finds dopamine increases responses to stressful stimuli, not just pleasurable ones. The findings could have implications for the treatment of mental health disorders and addiction.
A newly identified gene therapy pathway has the potential to protect us against dementia and cancer, researchers report.
Stem cell study reveals astrocytes carrying the Alzheimer’s associated APOE4 gene release more cholesterol than those carrying the APOE3 gene. Findings shed light on how different versions of the APOE gene in astrocytes influence amyloid-beta productio…
Amyloid-beta proteins created in the liver are carried in the blood by lipoproteins to the brain. This results in neurodegeneration, brain atrophy, and inflammation, which are common features of Alzheimer’s disease.
A new deep learning algorithm identified key features underlying success in the art world. Researchers report a link between exploration and exploitation was associated with artistic success.
Researchers discovered mutations of the OPTN gene resulted in increased herpesvirus 1 growth in the brains of mice, leading to the death of local neurons. This resulted in accelerated neurodegeneration. OPTN deficiency was also associated with impairme…
Those who exercise regularly may lower their risk of developing anxiety by 60%, researchers report.
Older adults who frequently connect with friends and others in social situations perform better on cognitive function tests than those who are not so social.
A new study on aging reveals a surprising discovery about the connection between protein shape and mitochondrial health.
A new, open access repository incorporates frequently asked questions and answers by genomics researchers to provide a better general understanding of what their studies do, and do not show.
Study reports a significant number of people with Parkinson’s disease have precise deficits when learning from instructions. Researchers say the problems are associated with differences in brain function.
Novel AI technology allows researchers to understand which brain regions directly interact with each other, which helps guide the placement of electrodes for DBS to treat neurological diseases.
A new statistical model lays groundwork for understanding how ketamine induces an anesthetic response, steps to monitor unconscious patients, and provides new information about brain activity while unconscious.
Study reveals individual differences in how we perceive and imagine visual images we have seen.
The function of the opioid system is connected to eating triggered by external stimuli. The findings could lead to the development of new therapies that target the opioid system to reduce obesity.
Following periods of acute isolation, female mice display a strong desire to socialize with other females by significantly increasing their production of social calls that are much like human emotional vocalizations. The behavioral response provides a …
Reductions in reaction time, memory, and other neuropsychological problems persist for at least seven days following a ten-day period of insufficient sleep.
A new study reveals there appears to be a neurobiological component that drives instantaneous compatibility, in mice at least. A variation of the PDE11 enzyme found in brain areas governing mood and motivation seems to control whether mice want to soci…
Researchers have identified specific proteins that drive the development of cancer stem cells. They report targeting and suppressing galectin1, in addition to radiation therapy, could be an effective treatment for glioblastoma brain cancer.