New findings could help develop drugs that could protect brain cells in Parkinson's disease.
Researchers discover the cold sore virus, herpes simplex, resides within neurons. During times of stress, the virus reactivates and triggers symptoms associated with the disease.
Activity of the c-Fos gene begins the increase on the ninth day of exposure to antidepressants. By day 14, mice showed behavioral changes associated with SSRI use. This may explain why suicide rates drop after nine days of treatment, and symptoms of depression improve after three weeks.
Summary: In males, a genetic variant of DUSP8 can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by impairing the brain’s...