Researchers identify a molecular pathway which accelerates the time taken for antidepressants to work in mouse models.
Researchers report physical exercise failed to promote antidepressant-like effects in mice genetically engineered to express a human genetic variation in the gene BDNF.
BDNF released during aerobic exercise stimulates the hippocampus to sprout new neurons, a new study reports.
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 new study from researchers at NYU Langone reveals a single dose a lithium chloride, a drug used in the treatment of bipolar disorder, may help to reduce sleep, memory and learning problems associated with fetal alcohol syndrome.
Normally bushy networks of neural fibers within fat tissue shrink in the absence of leptin, but grow back when the hormone is administered in drug form. The alterations influence the ability to burn energy stored in fat in mouse models.
Researchers report exercise can promote adult hippocampal neurogenesis and improve cognition in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. The study identifies ways to mimic the beneficial effects of experience through pharmacological and gene therapy.
Researchers have identified three biomarkers in blood samples that confirm the link between exercise and improved cognitive function in older adults.
Researchers have discovered a key molecule that helps protect the brain against some neurodegenerative diseases.