A new study in Scientific Reports finds evidence from MRI scans suggests Neanderthal derived genetic variations affect how the brains of modern humans work. Findings may shed light on specific deficits seen in ASD and schizophrenia, researchers believe.
A new study reports a direct correlation between health and gut bacteria in older people. Researchers report healthy elderly people have similar overall microbiota composition to people decades younger.
Researchers take a deeper look at synesthesia, revealing the condition could be linked to some autoimmune diseases. The paper also reports synesthetes have better memory and are more creative than those without the disorder.
A new study challenges existing theories about how benzodiazepines, such as valium, work to calm nerves. Researchers report a 'sticky' gene called Shisa7 plays a critical role in the regulation of inhibitory neural circuits, and the sedative effects benzodiazepines have on circuit activity.