A large risk genetic marker of schizophrenia has been discovered by scientists. The researchers found that a specific deletion at 3q29, which contains two genes already known to be associated with intellectual disabilities , PAK2 and DLG1, increased the odds of schizophrenia symptoms by nearly 17 times those with no deletion.
Researchers look deeper into animal emotions for clues about decision making. New approaches in the study of animal behavior allow researchers to study the effects of optimistic and pessimistic moods on animal behavior.
A new study from researchers at UCLA indicates that new memories with emotional content can be formed even if the amygdala is damaged. Researchers believe that other areas compensated for the damaged amygdala, and aided learning and memory.
Research scientists from UC Davis and the University of Auckland have discovered that neuroglobin might be key to preventing Alzheimer's disease. Neuroglobin can prevent apoptosis in response to nautral stress.