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.
Researchers have identified a connectivity fingerprint that suggests the brain's reading network works across different cognitive domains, even mathematical skills.
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.
A preclinical study reports Schwann cells assist injured axons by releasing protective sugars. The findings have positive implications for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases like ALS.
A mutated form of the huntingtin protein disrupts the normal movement of vesicles holding HT and Rab4. This leads to defects in synapses, resulting in movement abnormalities and lifespan decreases in fruit fly larvae. Findings suggest Rab4 could be a novel therapeutic target for the early intervention of Huntington's disease, before the neuronal loss and behavioral deficits associated with the neurodegenerative disorder.
Study reveals the progesterone receptor gene evolved rapidly in humans, but there is no evidence to support this happened because the changes were advantageous to our species. Researchers report the evolutionary force of selection was so weak that the gene accumulated harmful mutations as it evolved in humans. Progesterone receptor genes are vital during pregnancy as it supplies developing cells the ability to create progesterone receptors.
Many cannabis users don't know how much THC or CBD is considered an effective dose.
Researchers identified molecules that can modulate circadian rhythms by binding to the MT1 melatonin receptor in the hypothalamus.