"Orgasmic meditation" produces a distinct pattern of brain activity, researchers report. The practice alters activity in the frontal lobe and temporal lobe, an area of the brain associated with emotional processing.
Researchers found an increased inflammatory signal in patients with the C90rf72 subtype of ALS. The increased inflammatory biomarkers could be found in peripheral serum tests.
Ursolic acid, a compound abundant in fruit peels and some herbs, appears to decrease further neural damage and help regenerate myelin in mouse models of multiple sclerosis. Study reveals ursolic acid suppresses TH17 cells, which are one of the main drivers in the pathological autoimmune response of MS.
Multiple sclerosis patients who received N-acetylcysteine treatments had improvements in metabolism in brain areas associated with cognition and attention.
Inflammation caused by opioid use to both the brain and gut may exacerbate symptoms of negative emotions associated with withdrawal. Targeting the inflammation could help alleviate the negative experiences of opioid withdrawal and prevent dependence.
Researchers propose Leonardo da Vinci's dyslexia may have contributed to his creativity and artistic skills.
A new study reveals the LRRK2 genetic mutation may alter cells circulating outside of the brain. Researchers report the mutation may alter how immune cells react to common illnesses, causing an inflammatory reaction in the brain that can lead to the development of Parkinson's disease.
An immunotherapy that acts against an inflammatory molecule associated with migraines, has been shown to be successful in reducing the number of headaches people with chronic migraines suffer each month.
A new study reports mice infected with a flu virus had an increased risk of developing Parkinson's symptoms. Importantly, mice vaccinated against the flu were less sensitive to MPTP and less likely to develop Parkinson's like symptoms.