A new study raises concern about chronic exposure of workers in industry to a food flavoring ingredient used to produce the distinctive buttery flavor and aroma of microwave popcorn, margarines, snack foods, candy, baked goods, pet foods and other products. It found evidence that the ingredient, diacetyl (DA), intensifies the damaging effects of an abnormal brain protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers have discovered Mannitol, a sugar alcohol commonly found in sugar-free gum and candy, prevents clumps of the protein α-synuclein from building in the brain. This build of this protein is characteristic of Parkinson's disease. The finding could provide potential treatment options for this and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers suggest serotonin metabolism in the pineal gland could play a role in the underlying cause of depression. The findings were based on biochemical changes which were seen to be in association with improvements in depression.
A new study identifies a possible biomarker for predicting whether preterm infants are at risk for developing motor developmental problems.
A new study finds that between ages 3 and 10, children with ASD exhibit distinct brain chemical changes which differ from children with developmental delays and those considered to undergo typical neurodevelopment.
According to a new study, altering the levels of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex makes individuals more compassionate towards others.
Researchers use techniques which illuminates subtle changes in proteins and uncover new insights into the underlying causes of ALS.
According to a new study in eLife, adults who were born prematurely or who suffered small brain injuries around the time of birth have reduced dopamine levels.
TAU team connects neurons to computers to decipher the enigmatic code of neuronal circuits Machine logic is based on human...