Researchers have identified a cancer-causing mutation in the PDGFRA gene that drives cell mutation and growth when activated. The findings have implications for the treatment of a subset of glioblastoma brain cancer.
APOEe4, a gene associated with Alzheimer's disease risk, doesn't appear to directly affect memory performance or brain activity in older adults without cognitive impairment. However, the gene does seem to influence brain regions and systems that older at-risk adults activate to support successful memory recall.
A child's mental health is affected by stress factors experienced during the mother's pregnancy. The findings suggest the COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting detrimental impact on the mental health of many children born to mothers who are currently pregnant.
Is it possible to have a psychedelic experience from taking a placebo alone? A new study says it is.
Using Cappella recordings, researchers discover humans have developed complementary neural systems in each hemisphere for auditory stimuli.
Combining fMRI and behavioral data, researchers examined gender identity in cisgender and transgender individuals using a new machine learning algorithm. The AI identified at least nine dimensions of brain-gender variation.