Genetically Predisposed to Depression? Get on the Treadmill!News
Increased levels of physical activity can significantly reduce the odds of depression, even among people who are genetically predisposed to the condition, according to a new study.READ MORE
Researchers have identified a group of proteins that are involved in the development of the sense of smell and onset of puberty in mice, which could improve our understanding of the reproductive condition, Kallmann syndrome.READ MORE
A new study in mice shows age-related decreases in blood flow to the brain and memory loss can be modified with the drug rapamycin.READ MORE
Thinking about sex and gender would help scientists improve their research, a new article published today argues. Writing in a special 150th anniversary edition of Nature, five experts say these factors are too often ignored.
People who have trouble sleeping could be more likely to have a stroke or heart attack, according to a new study.READ MORE
A new study shows, in animal models, that components of marijuana, including its cannabinoids THC and CBD, can cause brain and facial birth defects if used during the first trimester of pregnancy.READ MORE
Early-life Sound Exposure Could Reduce Noise Sensitivity in Inherited Form of Autism, Suggests Mouse StudyNews Nov 07, 2019
A research team has found exposure to sound -- not sound reduction -- during early development of mice engineered to have Fragile X Syndrome, or FXS, restores molecular, cellular, and functional properties in the auditory cortex, the area of the brain that processes sounds.
Researchers have uncovered a group of individuals who have no olfactory bulbs, but can still smell, suggesting the brain has more plasticity than we previously thought.READ MORE
Whole-genome sequencing can be used to diagnose intellectual disability more accurately than other methods of genetic analysis, researchers at Karolinska Institutet report.READ MORE
A team of scientists who have been working on prion detection for nearly 20 years have demonstrated that their unique, synthetic-molecule-based approach can isolate prion proteins in body fluids sampled from infected animals.READ MORE
Researchers found that certain mind-body therapies can reduce pain, as well as reduce opioid use, among patients treated with prescription opioids.READ MORE