CYFIP1 plays a key role in the damaging effects of 15q11.2 deletion. When CYFIP1 is missing, myelin abnormalities occur. The findings shed light on how psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and autism, may develop.
Children who have access to media devices at bedtime have double the risk of sleep disturbances than those who go to bed without a tablet or cell phone, researchers report.
Cortisol levels are higher in women who give birth during winter months. The findings shed light on why mental health disorders are more common in those born during colder seasons.
Playing with dolls as a small child helps develop social skills and empathy. Doll play activates the posterior superior temporal sulcus, an area of the brain associated with social processing and behaviors.
A new study sheds light on how our brain stores long term spatial memories. Researchers have identified a specific pattern of neural activity in the retrosplenial cortex when our brains are in the process of storing spatial memories.
Cardiff University researchers report a molecule in a common medication used to treat tapeworm has shown to be effective in enhancing the PINK1 protein and slowing the progression of Parkinson's disease.
A new study reports intensive therapy during the early stages of MS results in better long term outcomes for the patients.