Researchers have developed a new, wireless optogenetic device which is able to control neurons in the brain. The device could help turn off pain receptors and reduce the effects of some neurological disorders.
A new study reports that while an afternoon naps are beneficial for memory and learning in typically developing children, in those with Down syndrome, napping may increase memory loss.
Researchers report administering an autobiographical memory test to those with genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's may determine who will develop the disease. The study found those with the APOE e4 mutation describe autobiographical memories in much less detail than those without the mutation.
Researchers implicate an increased likelihood of smoking and lower levels of physical activity following divorce in elevated risks of early death.
A new study reports music can have a positive impact on the parent child relationship. Researchers discovered people who had shared musical experiences with their parents during childhood and adolescence had better relationships with their moms and dads as they entered adulthood.
Researchers report we may see similarities between different languages as a result of the brain's preference for efficient information processing.
A new PNAS study reports it is mathematically impossible to stop the aging process in multicellular organisms.
An eLife study reveals mantis shrimps have mushroom bodies in the brains. A key player in memory and learning in insects, mushroom bodies have not previously been identified in crustaceans. Researchers believe their finding could shed light on how brain structures evolved in arthropods.
Researchers are testing a new drug, which can be used as an alternative to estrogen therapy for menopausal women. Early data shows the drug significantly reduced the total number of weekly hot flashes in women by 73% and was well tolerated by those who took it.