Researchers report the gamma-CaMPII protein plays a critical role in learning and memory. The shuttle protein may be dysfunctional in those with Schizophrenia and autism, hindering learning abilities, researchers report.
According to researchers, an experimental drug extends lifespan in male mice and ameliorates a number of behavioral symptoms of Rett syndrome in female mice, signifying the disorder may be reversible.
A drug developed by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, known as J147, reverses memory deficits and slows Alzheimer's disease in aged mice following short-term treatment.
A new study reports estrogen fluctuations can alter brain circuit activation in women with a variant of a specific gene.
Researchers report it's easier to control cognitive activity via transcranial magnetic stimulation in people with the Val/Val genetic variant of BDNF.
Strength training may negatively impact endurance muscles. BDNF, which is increased during strength training and helps strength muscles to develop, decreases endurance muscle fibers.
Researchers mobilize the brain's native stem cells to replenish medium spiny neurons which are lost in Huntington's disease.