Using lesion network mapping, researchers identified brain circuits associated with addiction remission. The findings provide a new target for the development of treatments for addiction.
The Parkinson's-associated protein alpha-synuclein appears to act as a "toggle switch" that helps control vesicle transportation and gene expression. In a diseased state, this delicate balance is broken. The findings have implications for the development of new treatments for Parkinson's disease.
People living in areas with higher social vulnerabilities are more likely to face worse mental and physical outcomes following a traumatic injury.
A newly developed brain model from cultivated stem cells allowed researchers to analyze molecular pathways of neurons in a dish. Researchers identified specific forms of amyloid beta and tau associated with cognitive decline and Alzheimer's. They also uncovered signaling pathways that influence the production of the toxic proteins.
Subtle changes in fractal motor activity regulation in cognitively healthy women may be a sign of preclinical Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.
For postmenopausal women, eating 100g of chocolate within an hour of waking in the morning helped burn body fat and decrease blood sugar levels.
Cysteine leukotriene receptor 2 appears to be a key player in chronic itch, a new study reports.
Pomegranate juice appears to have neuroprotective effects in pregnancies marked by intrauterine growth restriction. Researchers found pomegranate juice reduced the risk of brain injury in infants with IUGR, especially when pregnant women drank it during the third trimester.
Sleep duration of five hours or less was associated with double the risk of dementia in older adults. Sleep disruptions also increased death risk in those in their seventies.