Researchers report many PV defects could have their origin, not during adult life, but instead in the SST templates that set circuit parameters in the first place.
Researchers report they have discovered tiny magnetic nanoparticles from air pollution lodged in the human brain. They believe these nanoparticles could contribute to some cases of Alzheimer's.
Perineuronal nets (PNNs) and the neurons they enmesh can be damaged by poor diets. Excessive consumption of foods high in saturated fats and refined sugars cause inflammation and oxidative stress, resulting in cognitive decline and poor memory.
Exposure to air pollution in urban areas could trigger a toxic response in neurons and impact pathways associated with neurodegenerative diseases, researchers report.
A new study reports researchers have identified a possible new avenue for treating Parkinson's symptoms and neuropathology. Clearing senescent astrocytes appears to help prevent sporadic versions of the disease triggered by exposure to pesticides.
A new method of growing neural networks from stem cells is capable of detecting the activity of Clostridium botulinum neurotoxins and could help to minimize animal research.
Researchers have found high concentrations of neurotoxins linked to Alzheimer's disease in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks. One of the toxins also has been found in shark fin and shark cartilage supplements.
A new study reports on increased risk of cognitive impairment in people who were subjected to chronic low dose exposure to certain environmental contaminants.