Researchers have identified a range of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and autism, that share physical characteristics at the molecular level. Specifically, the study identifies common patterns of neural gene expression. In addition, researchers note important differences in gene expression that distinguish the disorders.
New research reports the first ambulatory creatures may have remained under water. Researchers report modern descendants of these creatures exhibit walking behaviors on the ocean floor.
Stockholm University researchers have discovered how a common parasite found in cat feces moves through the body and enters the brain. Toxoplasma gondii is able to take control of immune cells and use them to move through the body, eventually reaching the brain.
Persistent inflammation may underlie HIV associated neurocognitive disorders in patients taking specific antiretroviral drugs, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified a number of variable locations in the genome that influence hippocampal gene activity and may contribute to brain disorders.
Researchers present a new model for the biology of Alzheimer's disease in a Nature Neuroscience study. They note the findings could help lead to a new approach to treating the neurodegenerative disease.
A protein associated with circadian rhythm appears to play a significant role in some forms of epilepsy, researchers say.