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.
Imbalanced communication between the hippocampus and amygdala may lead to the inability to distinguish between negative memories that have overlapping features. The findings could provide new treatment options for those with PTSD.
A new study reports brain connectivity appears to be dictated by the spatial architecture of neurons, rather than the cell type-specific cues.
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.
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.