Sulforaphane, a compound derived from broccoli sprouts, may be a useful new treatment for those suffering from schizophrenia. In a recent set of animal and human studies, researchers characterized novel chemical imbalances in the brain related to glutamate. Levels of glutamate, they discovered, can be altered by administering sulforaphane.
A new study reports those with alcohol use disorders have a decrease in glutamate levels in the brain when shown cues associated with drinking.
Smartphone and internet addiction appears to have an impact on brain chemistry. A new study reports the ratio of GABA to Glx is significantly increased in the anterior cingulate cortex of teens who are addicted to their smartphones.
Researchers discover physical activity has an influence on brain metabolism, preventing an increase in choline. A new Translational Psychiatry report suggests physical exercise may help protect neurons and reduce symptoms of dementia in older people.
Researchers have discovered specific neurochemical changes in brain regions associated with brain remapping following amputation. Also, these changes may persist once the limb is reattached.
Researchers discover neuro-metabolite alterations across the brain, linking stuttering to changes in brain circuits that control speech production and circuits that support attention and emotion.
New findings suggest common concepts cited in textbooks may need to be adjusted.
A new study reports on which patients may respond best to depression treatments that target glutamate.