According to a new study, the consequence of daily stress is linked to an increase in REM sleep. Researchers report the increase is associated with genes involved in apoptosis and cell survival. The findings shed light on how stress leads to mood disorders, and how changes in sleep contribute to this.
A new study challenges the Myonuclear Domain Hypothesis of muscle memory. Researchers report nuclei gained during training persist even when muscle cells start to shrink as a result of disuse.
A new study reveals how the physical force exerted by the solid components of brain tumors impacts surrounding tissue, resulting in apoptosis and neurological dysfunction. Researchers reports the drug lithium, commonly prescribed for bipolar disorder, can help reverse some of the damage caused by the solid stress of the tumor.
Researchers report that neuron loss in Alzheimer's disease may not be such a bad thing. The study reveals the loss of neurons may be the result of a cell quality control mechanism attempting to protect the brain from the accumulation of malfunctioning neurons.
A new study reveals diet has an impact on the fitness of cells lining the intestinal tract. Researchers report in flies, dietary restrictions prevent leaky gut with aging, while a rich diet prompts intestinal permeability.
With the aid of CRISPR gene editing techniques, researchers have identified a new biomarker for Alzheimer's disease. The study reports a deficiency of the protein STIM1 could be implicated in the sporadic version of the neurodegenerative disease.
A new study reveals how dangerous inflammations in the brain are caused during the aging process. Researchers say failure with the CB1 to control activity of immune cells may result in chronic neuroinflammation. They say it may be possible to break this vicious cycle in the future with drugs that contain THC, which is a powerful CB1 receptor activator.
Researchers report memantine, an FDA approved drug, may not only alleviate symptoms of mild Alzheimer's disease, but could also prevent progression of the disease if used before symptoms appear.
Researchers report exosomes help neuron-to-neuron growth and the transfer of oligomer amyloid beta, resulting in apoptosis. The study reveals exosomes may be a primary mediator of the pathogenic progression of Alzheimer's disease.