Mushroom Consumption Associates With Lower Risk of Depression
Mushrooms have been making headlines due to their many health advantages. Not only do they lower one’s risk of cancer and premature death, but new research led by Penn State College of Medicine also reveals that these superfoods may benefit a person’s mental health.
Does the Brain Learn Like a Computer Learns?
A new perspectives piece relates machine learning to biological learning, showing that the two approaches aren’t interchangeable, yet can be harnessed to offer valuable insights into how the brain works.
Medicinal Plant Extract Can Prevent Morphine Addiction
The extract of the plant Corydalis yanhusuo prevents morphine tolerance and dependence while also reversing opiate addiction, according to a recent study led by the University of California, Irvine.
Zebrafish: Changing an Individual's Genes Can Alter the Group's Behavior
Research shows that targeted manipulation of individual genes in zebrafish larvae changes their behavioral responses to visual stimuli and affects the collective behavior of the animals.
Smell Receptor for Caramel Identified
Who doesn't like the smell of caramel? However, the olfactory receptor that contributes decisively to this sensory impression was unknown until now. Researchers have now solved the mystery of its existence and identified the "caramel receptor".
Oxytocin Does Not Help Sociality in Children With Autism Finds Major Study
A study shows that regular doses of oxytocin do not appear to overcome deficits in social functioning among children with autism spectrum disorder.
Antioxidant Imbalance Is Early Indicator of Alzheimer's Disease
Research has shown that an oxidation-antioxidant imbalance in the blood is an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease, rather than a consequence
Ultra-Thin Electrodes Can Silence Pain in Rats
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a completely new stimulation method, using ultra-thin microelectrodes, to combat severe pain. This provides effective and personalised pain relief without the common side effects from pain relief drugs.
Why Does Warm Milk Make Us Sleepy?
Natural peptides bind GABA receptors and have anti-anxiety and sleep-enhancing effects. For example, treating a protein in cow’s milk, called casein, with the digestive enzyme trypsin produces the mixture of sleep-enhancing peptides known as CTH. Scientists wanted to know if they could find other, perhaps more powerful sleep-enhancing peptides.
Perfect Blood Pressure Helps Our Brains Looks Younger
According to research, people with elevated blood pressure that falls within the normal recommended range are at risk of accelerated brain aging.