Combining two natural products that modulate the epigenome, researchers believe they have identified a feasible approach to reversing symptoms of PTSD in animal models that could be effective in humans.
A pre-clinical mouse study may provide an exciting new step toward developing new treatment approaches for Fragile X.
PBDEs, common flame retardants found on household furniture, caused an increased risk of diabetes in mice only exposed to the chemicals through their mother's milk. In addition to increased glucose intolerance, researchers also noted higher levels of endocannabinoid in the livers of the offspring of mice exposed to PBDEs.
A new study looks at the epigenetic factors that contribute to drug addiction and influence relapse.
New research suggests environmental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly found in plastics and resins, could suppress a gene critical to nerve cell function and the development of the central nervous system. Exposure to BPA could predispose humans to a number of neurodevelopmental and other health disorders.
Umea University researchers report stress related changes in the CRH gene is linked to an increased risk of suicidal ideations in adults and psychiatric illness in teens.