Researchers report genes implicated in human ASD are regulated differently in honeybees that are more unresponsive than their nest mates. The PNAS study provides insight into the genetic heritage shared across species and offers clues about the evolution of social behavior.
For most people, narcissism wanes as they age. A new study reports the magnitude of the decline of narcissistic traits is tied to specific career and personal relationship choices. However, this is not true for everyone. Some people remained just as narcissistic at the age of 41 as they were during their late teens. 3% of subjects showed increased narcissistic traits between the ages of 18 and 41.
Study reports higher levels of lutein in the eyes is linked to better academic achievement and cognitive abilities in children.
In anemonefish, male-to-female sex changes occur first in the brain and later involves gonadal changes. The physical sex alterations can occur months or even years after the brain changes occur.
Researchers investigate whether abnormal gut bacteria composition contribute to autism spectrum disorders, or whether diet and medication for children with ASD leads to the irregular microbiome.
People with higher levels of lutein, a nutrient commonly found in kale and eggs, were more cognitively on par with younger people than their peers with lower lutein levels, a new study reports.
Researchers say almost one third of Americans are unknowingly taking medications that can increase depression and suicide risks.
Researchers explore the mechanisms behind ketamine's effectiveness at treating depression. The study reports the long lasting effects of ketamine may be due to G proteins timing in moving back to lipid rafts.
A new study reports low doses of THC can help to lower social anxiety and stress, while higher levels can increase anxious feelings.
Researchers report adolescent cannabis use alters the structural development of the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that helps control higher cognitive functions.
Researchers report piglets of mothers who were fed a choline rich diet had increased white and gray matter in the brain.
Researchers have identified a new target of alcohol in the brain. A new study reveals alcohol blocks the KCNK13 potassium channel within the membrane of dopamine releasing neurons in the ventral tegmental area.