The Ph4-tm gene has been implicated in fear and anxiety. P4h-tm knockout mice showed diminished response to fear and showed more courageous behavior than wild-type mice with a functional P4h-tm gene.
Researchers report boys with better motor skills tend to have higher cognitive scores over a two year follow up period than those with poorer motor skills. Additionally, boys with higher aerobic fitness had poorer cognition during the two year follow up than those with lower fitness levels.
A new study reveals 16% of new mothers who suffered gestational diabetes while pregnant developed postnatal depression symptoms following birth. Only 9% of women who didn't suffer GDM went on to develop PND. Researchers say gestational diabetes could be used as a biomarker for assessing PND risk following birth.
Researchers report sensory based food education encourages healthier eating choices in kindergarten aged children.
A new study reveals antiepileptic drugs with side effects of impairing cognitive function can increase the risk of patients developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Additionally, the higher the dose of the medication used, the greater the risk of developing dementia, researchers report.
Even for those genetically susceptible to developing dementia, enhanced lifestyle counselling can help to prevent cognitive decline, a new study reports.
Researchers report an elevated risk of death in Alzheimer's patients who use benzodiazapines.
Researchers have discovered a direct association between astrocytes and Alzheimer's disease. In a new study, researchers report astrocytes in the brains of Alzheimer's patients produced significantly more amyloid beta than astrocytes in the brains of people without the disease.
Researchers find no evidence that long term or higher opioid use increases a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.