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.
Cocoa consumption could reduce inflammation and epigenetic aging, ultimately reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and other diseases associated with aging.
A new technique dubbed light beads microscopy allowed researchers to generate a vivid functional movie of the near-simultaneous activity of almost a million neurons in the mouse brain.
Studying 50 species of primates, researchers found 80% of the species studied performed corpse carrying behaviors as a way to process grief. Following the loss of an infant, some primate mothers carried the body for up to four months following death.
Brain areas associated with working memory also gauge the quality and uncertainty of memories. Researchers reveal details about the neural mechanisms of working memory that allow us to make decisions based on our certainty of memories.
Reinterpreting stress response as performance-enhancing makes people less anxious and improves general wellbeing, 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…
Prebiotics can help stabilize sleep/wake patterns following circadian rhythm disruptions.
Heart rate synchronization occurs, even when people listen to a story alone, when paying attention to certain points of a story.
Cholesterol produced by astrocytes in the brain is required for the production of amyloid-beta. The findings shed light on how and why amyloid-beta forms, and may explain why genes associated with cholesterol have been implicated as risk factors for Al…
Altered behaviors associated with LSD may be caused by a reduction in the normal communication between the hippocampus and visual cortex.
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 study shows how sophisticated social awareness in children can be in the transference of behavior.
A new bio-inspired slow-release system for site 1 sodium channel blockers helps release anesthesia, providing prolonged nerve blocking with minimal toxicity.
Drugs that stabilize amyloid fibril “frustration” block further aggregation and could provide a new method to prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s.
Researchers shed light on how the brain responds to unexpected sounds.
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.
Study reveals the molecular mechanisms implicated in the regulation of toxic proteins in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
During the waxing period of the lunar cycle, men exhibited lower sleep efficiency and more time awake after sleep onset than during the waning period. By contrast, sleep patterns in women did not appear to change over the lunar cycle.