Ambroxol, a common medicine used to treat respiratory illnesses shows promise as a treatment to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease. Researchers report ambroxol increases the level of GCase, a protein that allows cells to remove waste proteins including alpha synuclein.
People who frequently travel 15 or more miles from home report better overall health.
Researchers have identified and mapped regions of the brain associated with fluid memory, or the human ability to solve problems without prior experience.
Sleep duration starts to decline during early adulthood until the age of 33, it then starts to pick up again at age 53, researchers report.
Aesthetic experience is not just limited to the visual features of a piece of art, but also the moment at which it is viewed.
The anti-aging drug Rapamycin only prolongs the lifespan of females according to research using fruit fly and mouse models. Rapamycin increased autophagy in female intestinal cells, but not in males. Findings suggest biological sex may be a crucial factor in the effectiveness of anti-aging drugs.
When actors hear their own names during a performance, their response is suppressed by activity in the left anterior prefrontal cortex, a brain area associated with self-awareness.
During mid-to-late life, getting less than five hours of sleep a night increases the risk of developing heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
People with schizophrenia are 2.5 times more likely to develop dementia than those without a mental health disorder.
Cannabis users show no difference in motivation for rewards, pleasure from rewards, or the brain's response to reward-seeking than non-cannabis users.