Researchers have identified the role Klf9 plays in the brain's response to stress. The study reports elevated levels of the protein were discovered in the hippocampus of women with MDD who faced stressful events.
Mice that carry a gene associated with red hair have reduced production of dopamine in the substantia nigra and are more susceptible to toxins that can damage these dopaminergic neurons.
Researchers report activating microglia may help reduce the imbalance between neuroprotection and neurotoxicity for neurodegenerative diseases.
A new hypothesis suggests when people are awake during the biological circadian night there are neurophysiological changes in the brain that alters the way in which we interact with the world, especially when it comes to impulse control, information processing, and reward processing.
Mouse and human studies reveal Interleukin-3 may modify immune responses in the brain that cause cell death and lead to Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers have identified silent, seizure like activity in the hippocampus of two patients with Alzheimer's disease. They believe the seizure activity could contribute to the cognitive symptoms associated with the disease.
Active social connection is the strongest protective factor for depression, a new study reports. Additionally, reducing sedentary activities such as watching TV or taking a nap can also help lower depression risk.
The structure of SuperAgers' brains and the connectivity of their neural networks more closely resembles the brains of younger adults, a neuroimaging study reveals.
People with primary progressive aphasia who have difficulty producing complex words as a result of their condition, compensate by stringing together a sequence of simpler words to convey the idea they wish to express.