Eye movements that occur during REM sleep aren't random. They appear to coordinate what's happening during dreaming. The findings shed new light on what happens when we dream, and how our imagination works.
Routine screenings for depression given by primary care providers could help better diagnose those who are traditionally undertreated, a new study reports.
Using CRISPR gene editing, researchers were able to control microglia and reverse their toxic state associated with Alzheimer's disease, and put them back on track.
The levels of two protein biomarkers, GFAP and UCH-L1 found in blood samples taken 24 hours after a traumatic brain injury can help to predict which patients will die and which will obtain a severe disability.
New abortion bans and restrictions could result in life-threatening consequences for women of childbearing age with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and migraine due to restrictions placed on their ability to access life-saving medications. Patients in states with strict abortion restrictions are reporting they are unable to access teratogenic drugs to treat their conditions, including methotrexate, as the medications can induce abortion.
Study reveals striking differences in well being between women who were allowed to terminate pregnancies and those who were denied abortions. Women denied terminations were more likely to live in economic hardship, remain in abusive relationships, raise children without external assistance, face more life-threatening complications during pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia, and experience chronic pain following birth compared to women who were able to seek an abortion. Women who had abortions, by contrast, experienced better emotional outcomes overall, were more economically stable, were better able to raise children in a stable environment, were more likely to want children later, and expressed the decision to terminate a pregnancy was the correct decision for them 5 years after the termination took place.
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.