While poor sleep can have some impact on metabolism, drinking coffee immediately after waking can harm glucose control. Strong black coffee consumed before breakfast increased blood glucose response to food by 50%.
Sensorimotor problems associated with ASD are caused by several complex and precise neurobiological processes, including differences in the way those with autism perceive the world around them.
Researchers have discovered a series of misfolded alpha-synuclein protein structures never previously observed. The alpha-synuclein fibers were larger than previously reported and adopted a striking variety of shapes. The work lays the foundation for a detailed analysis of misfolded alpha-synuclein structures and could provide a better understanding of the neurobiology of Parkinson's disease.
Toddlers who frequently use touchscreen technology may have an edge over their peers who are not routinely exposed to the technology when it comes to visual search abilities.
Study reveals mutations of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may not be a random process, but instead, humans are mutating it as part of a defense mechanism to degrade the virus. The findings may help in the creation of a vaccine for coronavirus.
Researchers have successfully reproduced the electrical properties of biological neurons onto semiconductor implantable chips. The new artificial neurons could play a critical role in curing chronic neurological diseases.
Introducing and prescribing standard units for cannabis, which make people aware of the concentrations of THC in the product, could help improve mental health treatments and outcomes.
Playing digital games on a cell phone may help reduce stress following a tough day at work. Researchers found those who played shape-fitting games felt less stressed than those who chose to use mindfulness apps.
Study reveals significant differences in how people with and without hoarding disorder discard objects, and the role their memories play in decisions to retain items.
Findings provide new evidence that autism is linked to lower empathy in the general population, and atypical empathy in ASD is not simply due to alexithymia, or emotional blindness. Researchers stress that the lack of empathy may not always be a negative quality.