The more time a child is allowed to sit at the lunch table, the more likely they are to eat healthier foods like fruits and vegetables. Researchers say extending eating times at school could help promote healthier diet choices in children.
Investigating 32 key nutrients in the Mediterranean diet, researcher report aging individuals with more abundant key nutrients in their blood had better functional connectivity and improved cognitive performance than those lacking the nutrients.
Training neural circuits for tissue engineering at youthful stages generates a better response than training mature cells.
Researchers report both implicit and explicit emotional suppression reduces connectivity in brain regions associated with encoding emotional memories.
Researchers have identified a novel biomarker for depression and antidepressant response. The biomarker can be identified and monitored through blood samples.
A new drug has been cleared for human trials in patients with anaplastic astrocytoma and glioblastoma brain cancers. The drug, PAC-1, is reported to spur cancer cells to self destruct and has proven to be effective in animal models of brain cancers.
A new study in PNAS reveals how the body converts omega 3 fatty acids into endocannabinoids, which can have anti-inflammatory effects.
Researchers say typical neuroimaging studies generally utilize small sample sizes, making them a challenge for other neuroscientists to replicate.
Researchers report they are able to see alterations in gene expression up to two hours after a stickleback fish interacts with an intruder. They speculate the changes in gene expression and chromatin modification could help set up the brain to respond to future threats. The study appears in PLOS Genetics.
Researchers report adolescent cannabis use alters the structural development of the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that helps control higher cognitive functions.