Researchers report the ability to use sugar as food varies strongly between closely related species. The study identifies a genetic basis for this variation and could shed light on how human populations with different dietary histories may respond differently to modern, sugar rich diets.
Researchers believe findings may shed light on how the vertebrate brain may have evolved.
Study reveals a new role for serotonin in the development of the human neocortex. Serotonin acts cell-extrinsically as a growth factor for basal progenitors in the developing neocortex. Researchers report placenta-driven serotonin likely contributed to the evolutionary expansion of the neocortex in humans.
New location of critical area provides hints on origin of language. Scientists have long believed that human speech is processed...
Findings provide new insights into the evolution of smooth and folded mammalian brains.
Researchers propose the human brain is disproportionately large as a result of sizing one another up in large cooperative social groups.
A study of combo jellies reveals the type of messenger that likely functioned in the ancestral nervous system.
Researchers have discovered a combination of drugs that not only appear to increase the lifespan of C. elegans, but also delay the rate of aging. The findings lay the groundwork for researching drug combinations that could produce the same effect in humans.
Researchers have created a new algorithm capable tracking down beneficial genetic mutations.
A new study reveals the same calcium signaling mechanism is required to generate specific classes of neurons in the brain.