Using RNA sequencing, researchers have created a spatiomolecular map of the striatum, an area of the brain implicated in decision making and addiction.
Sleep loss leads to negativity bias, negative mood and impaired emotional regulation.
A new study reveals adults with ADHD have an increased risk of developing nervous system, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and metabolic diseases. ADHD was also associated with a slightly increased risk of Parkinson's disease, dementia, and cardiovascular disease.
Diagnosis of inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis during adulthood has been linked to a 50% higher mortality rate and shorter life expectancy in those over 50. The increased risk of death remained after the introduction of therapies aimed at treating the conditions but decreased over time.
Long-term air pollution exposure was associated with a higher risk of dementia. Ischemic heart disease and heart failure appeared to enhance the link between air pollution and dementia.
A groundbreaking study from Karolinska Institute researchers reports astrocytes play a key tole in the respiratory center of the brain stem and assist with the regulation of breathing. The findings are significant as they could provide clues to the causes of respiratory diseases.
Researchers have mapped cells that form the brain's blood vessels and blood brain barrier.
According to researchers, our senses of smell and vision make us aware that someone is on the verge of sickness, even before symptoms appear.
A link has been identified between psychosis and a genetic change that alters the immune system in the brain. Researchers found people with psychosis associated with bipolar disorder had decreased expression of GRK3. This led to an increased amount of kynurenic acid in the brain.
Researchers have identified different neuron types and provided a new list of genes associated with schizophrenia. The findings could pave the way for developing new targeted therapies to treat the condition.