Neurons in the infralimbic cortex control the link between food cues and behavioral actions, such as overeating or bad food choices. When these neurons are regulated, the rat models consumed fewer treats.
Verbal IQ, overall IQ, and brain volume are lower in children with type 1 diabetes than in their peers without the disorder. Researchers believe the cognitive and brain development differences are associated with hyperglycemia.
Researchers have developed small molecules that inhibit one of the main enzymes implicated in autoimmune response. The research could lead to potential new medications for a range of autoimmune diseases.