FDA approves a new drug to treat both relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and primary progressive MS.
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.
Self-propagating amyloid and tau act as prions in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease. Higher levels of the prions in human brain samples were strongly correlated with early onset of Alzheimer's and death at a younger age.
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.
UCSF researchers report maternal stress could impact the development of a child's parasympathetic nervous system, both in utero and after birth. Additionally, children whose mothers were stressed during pregnancy smile less, are less engaged and have a diminished ability to regulate emotions.
A modified deep brain stimulation devise that delivers on-demand stimulation when it recognizes changes in brain patterns provides immediate and long-term relief for depression sufferers.
1 in 4 patients in vegetative states following server head trauma regained orientation, meaning they were able to recall who they were, their location, and the date, 12 months after their injury.
Hailed by many as a breakthrough for neuroscience research, a new study reports brain-in-a-dish models may not be as useful as reported previously. The study reports instead of differentiating normally into the brain's distinctive cell types, cerebral organoids often express mixed genes normally found in different kinds of cells.
Researchers report keeping levels of KYNA low throughout a worm's life can help prevent the onsite of age-related cognitive decline.
Older adults who remain active have more of a class of proteins that enhance synapses to help maintain healthy cognitive function.