Humans and Chimpanzees Use a Part of Their DNA in Different Ways
Our DNA is very similar to that of the chimpanzee, which in evolutionary terms is our closest living relative. Stem cell researchers have now found a previously overlooked part of our DNA, so-called non-coded DNA, that appears to contribute to a difference which, despite all our similarities, may explain why our brains work differently.
Drug Target for Parkinson’s Disease May Not Be Relevant for All Patients
A new study conducted using mice suggests that targeting the alpha-synuclein protein may not be sufficient to treat the disease and alleviate symptoms in most patients.
Investigational Alzheimer’s Drug CMS121 Begins Phase I Clinical Testing
The investigational Alzheimer’s drug CMS121 has now moved into a Phase I clinical trial to evaluate its safety in humans. In preclinical studies with mice, CMS121 was shown to reverse signs of aging in the brain and could prevent memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Genetic Risk Factor Links Alzheimer's Disease and Severe COVID-19
A new study by researchers at University College London suggests that an anti-viral gene, OAS1, might contribute to the observed association between Alzheimer's disease and COVID-19 risk.
Physical Athletes Outperform e-Sport Players in Visual Skills
A new study shows that athletes have the edge over action video gamers when it comes to dynamic visual skills.
First Biomarker for Anxiety Disorder Identified
A researcher has discovered a brain signal that will help improve the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders.
Cortisol Analysis in Hair Shows How Meditation Affects Stress
Researchers have discovered that the amount of cortisol in hair provides information about how much a person is burdened by persistent stress.
Adults With a Stutter Have No Problems During Private Speech
A study finds that the perception of being heard by a listener plays a key role in whether a person stutters.
Colorblind FIsh Reveal the Evolution of Vision
New research in zebrafish has allowed experts to uncover how some animals regulate their ability to see blue light.