Genetic nurture, the concept that the parent's genes indirectly influence their children by shaping the environment they provide for them, is almost equally important in a child's educational achievement as direct genetic inheritance.
Chikungunya, and other mosquito-borne alphaviruses are known to trigger brain infections and arthritis in those who contract the infections. Researchers have identified two antibodies that protect animals from diseases caused by alphaviruses. The findings could pave the way to new treatments and a universal vaccine for alphaviruses.
Study identifies the main components driving amyloid beta-associated synaptic degeneration.
A de novo mutation of SOS1, a gene implicated in Noonan syndrome, may be implicated in sudden infant death, researchers report.
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.
Women who know their genetic risk profiles for breast cancer report feeling less stress and fewer regrets following finding out the information than women who decide not to find out about their genetic risk.
Researchers have developed a new brain organoid model to study the mechanistic causes of Alzheimer's disease and test dementia drugs currently in development.
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.