Binghampton University researchers report women with a history of suicide attempts express lower levels of BDNF, a protein critical for the creation and function of neurons, in their bloodstream. Researchers believe the level of BDNF found in the circulatory system may be a biomarker for suicidal behavior.
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.
Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that contributes to a slowed maturation of fast spiking neurons. The developmental delay has been implicated in Fragile X. However, researchers were able to restore normal maturation speed by administering an activator of the TrkB protein.
Researchers from Rockefeller University have identified what they claim to be 'remarkable' differences between the way the male and female brains respond to stress.
Researchers find changes in masticatory stimuli can modulate neurogenesis and hippocampal function. Published in the Journal of Dental Research, findings reveal reduced mastication impaired learning and memory function in mice.
Researchers have identified biomarkers that can help predict which patients with Parkinson's disease will suffer from significant cognitive deficits within three years of diagnosis.
A plasma membrane protein affects the generation of new neurons in the adult hippocampus, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified a gene mutation that can accelerate memory loss and cognitive function in those at risk of Alzheimer's disease.
A new study reports estrogen fluctuations can alter brain circuit activation in women with a variant of a specific gene.
Researchers report pregnant mice exposed to stress had alterations in the makeup of bacteria in their guts, as well as in the intestinal tracts of their female offspring.