The color of the plate food is served on influences taste perception, a new study reports.
The TOP2a gene controls a network of genes that contribute to ASD. Drugs that suppress TOP2a during development can turn on a cluster of other genes that disrupt brain development and increase autism risks. Alterations to the TOP2a gene may be responsible for the social behavioral difficulties associated with ASD.
Researchers have identified specific neurological biomarkers for ADHD in the brain. The study revealed those with ADHD had abnormal connectivity in brain areas associated with memory processing and auditory processing, and thinning of the brain's cortex.
A new study links daily eating to mortality risk. Those over 40 who eat one meal a day have a higher mortality risk. Those who skip breakfast are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease-associated death, and those who eat meals less than 4.5 hours apart have increased mortality risks.
Researchers have identified two new genes, ATP8B4 and ABCA1, that are implicated in Alzheimer's disease. The genes impact the brain's immune system and cholesterol processing, leading to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Krill oil protects dopaminergic neurons from age-related degeneration, decreases alpha-synuclein aggregation, and improves dopamine-dependent cognition and behavior in lab models of Parkinson's disease.
Expectant mothers who took a two-hour perinatal course called "Help, Understanding, Guidance (HUG) Your Baby" had a significantly reduced risk of postpartum depression and an increase in parental confidence once their baby arrived.
Persistent asthma in adults was associated with increased inflammation and an excess build-up of plaques in the carotid arteries, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Study reveals the benefits of family involvement in treatment outcomes for those who suffer from psychosis.