Autotaxin predicts type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline, a new study reports.
According to researchers, people with diabetes may be at increased risk of suffering from depression as a result of biological problems in regulating sugar levels that influence emotional response in the brain. Using EEG, researchers discovered those with higher levels of insulin resistance showed greater response to negative images.
Researchers report the reason many shun away from physical activity as adults may be rooted in childhood experience. The study reveals negative memories associated with PE classes during childhood may generate negative response to participating in exercise as adults.
Since 1993, THC potency in cannabis has increased from 3.5% to 12.3%. Researchers report those who first used cannabis in the early 90s had a 1.88% increased risk of developing cannabis use disorder, while those who started on higher potency THC marijuana are at a 4.85% increased risk.
Chronic exposure to manganese, as experienced by some working as industrial welders, has been linked to the onset of Parkinson's like symptoms. Researchers report manganese exposure can cause misfolded alpha-synuclein, a hallmark of Parkinson's disease.
Contemplating loving-kindness reduces anxiety while increasing happiness, empathy and feelings of social connection, a new study reports.
During early Alzheimer's disease, SOD1 initially weakens levels of Tau protein. However, as the disease progresses, the antioxidant becomes less effective at protecting the brain against neurodegeneration.
Less muscle mass and increased body fat may affect cognition as we age. The link between body mass and declining fluid intelligence may be attributed to different types of white blood cells.
A chemical assay can detect traces of Parkinson's related alpha-synuclein from skin samples.