The Huntington's disease protein huntingtin may have a role external to the neurodegenerative disease. Researchers say Huntingtin is involved in neural injury and regeneration.
Mutations in the ASD/intellectual disability genes ADNP and POGZ result in abnormal activation and overexpression of immune response genes and genes for microglia. This results in abnormal brain synaptic function, characteristic of ASD and ID.
Adolescent binge drinking has vast functional implications on the developing brain, researchers report. Binge drinking decreases function in areas responsible for sensory, motor, memory, and cognitive processes.
Reading about moral characteristics helps teens absorb those traits as building blocks for their own morality, a new study reports.
Autistic children and adults are better at holding and imitating relative pitch than they are with absolute pitch across both speech and song.
Often touted as helping to improve personal mental states, a new study reveals mindfulness can actually make people more selfish. Those who consider themselves to be more independent-minded, rather than having a pluralistic mindset, demonstrate a decrease in prosocial behavior following mindful meditation.
Researchers shed new light on how remylination fails in multiple sclerosis. The study reports a drug, currently being studied as a cancer therapy, can alter the key signaling cascades that result in demylination associated with MS.
Achievement motivation is one of the strongest predictors of video game addiction, a new study reports.
A newly developed AI tool can identify "deepfakes" of faces by examining the light reflection in the eyes of the images. The system is 94% accurate at detecting deepfakes.
Focusing on gene changes as a result of epigenetic processes, such as aging, researchers were able to reverse elevated levels of harmful genes associated with memory deficits in Alzheimer's disease.