The alteration of the TTC9B and HP1BP3 genes, detected by a blood test during pregnancy, predicted the onset of postpartum depression with 85% accuracy in a small study.
New research suggests the integrity of the blood brain barrier is compromised for days after an ischemic stroke. This can lead to serious, life threatening complications. Repairing the BBB could prevent further complications.
A new study has pinpointed a catalytic trigger for the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings could play a central role in the diagnostics and new drug development for neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers note marked improvements in young autistic boys when using a treatment known as sensory-motor or environmental enrichment.
Researchers discovered a novel molecular target for the design of drugs which could be safer and more effective for multiple sclerosis, as well as other disorders associated with the loss of white matter in the brain.
Observing whole-brain activity in live zebrafish, researchers have discovered how information stored as long-term memory in the cerebral cortex is processed to guide behavioral choices.
Researchers have developed a fiber-optic, two-photon optogenetic simulator which can be used to stimulate a light sensitive protein introduced into neurons and living cells in the brain. The researchers suggest this technology would be a useful tool for the BRAIN mapping initiative.
According to new research, our brains are wired to make music-color connections depending on how the melodies make us feel.
Researchers have investigated transcranial ultrasound stimulation (TUS) for modulating mental states in human volunteers suffering from chronic pain.
When the hippocampus, an area of the brain associated with memory and learning, is damaged, the prefrontal cortex takes over. This demonstration of neuroplasticity could give rise to new treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions associated with damage to the brain.