People exposed to the Camp Fire California wildfire in 2018 showed significant brain and cognitive function changes many months after the event. Findings add to the growing body of evidence that supports a growing phenomenon known as "climate trauma".
A subtle increase of the PKCα protein produces biochemical, cellular, and cognitive impairments akin to those seen in Alzheimer's disease. The finding provides a potential new target for the treatment of the neurodegenerative disorder.
A new brain organoid study reveals how alcohol exposure hinders the development and function of new brain cells. Fetal alcohol exposure impaired cortical functioning in the organoid model. Researchers say during pregnancy, no amount of alcohol is safe when it comes to healthy fetal development.