Reducing the expression of the protein TOM1 in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease increased the pathology, exacerbated cognitive problems, and raised levels of inflammation in the brain. Restoring TOM1 reversed the effects. Findings suggest a new therapeutic target for treating dementia.
Researchers successfully used electroacupuncture to increase the gene expression of enkephalins and reduce blood pressure for three days.
Study reveals a molecular action that enables cilantro to effectively delay seizures. One component of cilantro, dodecenal, binds to a specific part of the potassium channel to open them, reducing cellular excitability.
Skin and liver cells appear to have their own circadian clock. Both the liver and skin respond to changes in light and maintain critical function, independent of the brain's circadian rhythm.
A newly identified neural network in the hippocampal formation plays a critical role in memory and object-location learning. The findings are highly relevant to learning and memory disorders, including Alzheimer's disease.
Living in a linguistically diverse environment helps promote more effective learning of new languages for monolingual people.
A new study reports participating in light physical activity, such as yoga or tai chi, can help to increase connectivity between brain areas responsible for memory formation and storage.
The hippocampus and amygdala directly exchange signals in order to recognize emotional stimuli and encode them into memories, researchers report.
Researchers report fasting affects the circadian rhythm of the liver and skeletal muscles, allowing them to rewire their metabolism. The study suggests fasting can help improve health and protect against aging related diseases.
Researchers have identified a rare genetic mutation that alters brain development in mice. The mutation appears to cause impairment in memory and disrupts neurotransmission. The study reports memory problems may be improved by transplanting progenitor cells capable of generating inhibitory interneurons into the hippocampus.
Researchers have identified a neurobiological basis for the processing and reactivation of spatial information in rodents.