Fragmented tau that accumulates in neurons in those with Alzheimer's disease may be a new target for drugs to treat the neurodegenerative disease.
Researchers have identified elevated levels of a biomarker in the blood that persists for months in long COVID patients who experience neuropsychiatric symptoms.
A 12-year-long study found a significant rise in exposure to chemicals from plastics and pesticides in pregnant women which may be harmful to development. Many of the chemicals were "replacement chemicals", ones designed to replace banned chemicals, which may be just as harmful as the ones they replaced.
A newly discovered brain circuit allows us to focus attention on what's important in the environment and ignore other sensory stimuli.
Vaccinated people with a history of mental health disorders including bipolar disorder, psychosis, and anxiety, have a 24% increased risk of contracting COVID-19, a new study reports.
Degeneration of neurons associated with wakefulness, and not a lack of sleep, makes Alzheimer's patients more drowsy. The degeneration of these neurons is caused by the tau protein. In PSP, the damage to the neurons was associated with symptoms of sleep deprivation.
Researchers have identified five genes across the genome that enable efficient sleep.
Patients who experienced cognitive impairments, or brain fog, following COVID-19 infection had abnormalities in their cerebrospinal fluid. Researchers say the overstimulation of the immune system as a result of COVID may be the cause of cognitive deficits.
A small cluster of neurons in the brainstem regulates tempo and coordinates vocalization with breathing.
Older adults who remain active have more of a class of proteins that enhance synapses to help maintain healthy cognitive function.
Spending time enjoying the sunshine may help protect children and young adults from developing multiple sclerosis, a new study reports. Sun exposure boosts vitamin D levels and helps stimulate immune cells. Researchers report vitamin D may alter the biological function of immune cells, offering added protection against multiple sclerosis.
Digital cognitive behavioral therapy designed to curb insomnia during pregnancy reduces postpartum depression, researchers report.