A new study reports genetic variants that are critical for the development of the brain during fetal development are also frequently found in psychiatric disorders.
A new study reports those with the highest genetic propensity to mental illness are twice as likely to be hospitalized for depression than those with the lowest propensity.
Researchers have mapped out a newly discovered genetic disease in children that causes epileptic seizures, loss of magnesium in the urine and reduced intelligence.
Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In a new study, the researchers reveal they have identified specific gene variants which increase the risk of ADHD.
A new study reports physicality and political attitudes may be linked, for men at least. Researchers found more muscular men tend to prefer political attitudes that favor inequality, and the tendency to have positive attitudes toward inequality increased as upper body strength increased following months of physical training. The study, researchers report, challenges conventional belief that people's political views are shaped by logic and reason alone.
By the age of 18 months, toddlers prefer individuals others yield to, researchers say. The study suggests this preference may be rooted deep in human nature and may have evolved because being close to those in power provides people with better access to resources, territory and mates.
In a new study using rat models, researchers report adding a certain lactic acid bacteria to the diet can help to prevent a type of depression linked to an unhealthy lifestyle.
People who suffer from REM sleep behavior disorder are at increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease and dementia as they age, a new study reports. Researchers report RBD causes a lack of dopamine in the brain, and this can contribute to the development of neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers at Aarhus University have identified a mutation in an immune system sensor that can result in chicken pox infection becoming fatal. According to the study, immune cells in those with extreme reaction to VZV neither detected the virus nor activated the immune system. The findings shed light on why some people are more susceptible to infections than others.
Researchers report resistance training may slow down the progression of multiple sclerosis by protecting the nervous system against the disease.