Destruction or removal of the cilia in the striatum impairs time perception and judgment, new research suggests. The findings could have implications for a range of diseases including schizophrenia, ASD, and Parkinson's.
Media coverage of the FDA-approved Alzheimer's drug aducanumab made the public less willing to volunteer in Alzheimer's pharmaceutical trials.
Administering a chemical compound called synthetic retinoids to the retina helped restore brain networks associated with vision and prompted the growth of two times more neurons, effectively restoring vision in adult mouse models of the genetic visual disorder LCA.
Many people report their perception of time felt distorted during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, including problems in tracking the day of the week or feeling as though time was passing slower. Researchers say this temporal disintegration was, in part, associated with pandemic related stressors.
Unpredictable parental behavior and an unpredictable environment disrupt the optimal development of emotional brain circuits during a child's development, increasing the risk of mental health disorders and substance abuse later in life.
Microglia dysfunction in those who experienced early life adversity prompts an aberrant stress response during adulthood that may be linked to mental illness.