Alterations in long-term social behavior and gene expression were observed in the offspring of mice exposed to pain-killing opioids during pregnancy.
Researcher studies his own brain and reveals new relations between brain and body.
Opioid use disorder affects genes associated with proinflammatory immune molecule encoding and genes associated with remodeling the extracellular matrix, suggesting the connection between neurons may be altered as a result of opioid use. Additionally, those with OUD have higher levels of microglia in the brain.
A new gene expression study of the brains of those with autism is the largest of its kind.
Chronic cocaine use alters the epigenetic profile of the FosB gene in the hippocampus. These alterations are required for cocaine-dependent gene expression and cocaine environment associations. Modification of hippocampal FosB results in a condition critical for cocaine-related learning.
Researchers report just one night of sleep loss can have a tissue specific impact on metabolism and the regulation of gene expression. The study could explain why those who suffer chronic sleep loss or work shifts are at greater risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Researchers report alcohol hijacks a conserved memory pathway in the brain and alters protein expressed in neurons, forming craving that fuel addiction.
A new study reports that, in some cases, miRNAs can increase memory, and in others, decrease memory.
Researchers report our inner thoughts and interpretations of our experiences have consequences for both physical and mental health.