A study in mouse models of multiple sclerosis demonstrates a compound called sobetirome promotes remyelination, and a derivative of the compound can penetrate the blood-brain barrier to enable a tenfold increase in infiltration to the CNS. Researchers are confident their research will translate from mice into humans, providing a new avenue of treatment for MS.
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Older adults who suffer from hypothyroidism are at increased risk of developing dementia. The risk is even higher in those who require thyroid hormone replacement therapy to treat their condition.
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Maternal hypothyroidism may contribute to an increased risk of ADHD in their offspring.
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Hyperthyroidism causes the amygdala and hippocampus to shrink when hormone levels are high, but when hormone levels subside, symptoms reduce and the brain areas resume their normal size.