Exposure to allergic inflammation, while in utero, increased mast cell and microglia activation, leading to masculinization of dendritic spine density in the preoptic area of females. During adulthood, females exposed to allergic inflammation showed an increase in more masculine behaviors.
Adjusting levels of KYNA can have a significant effect on schizophrenia symptoms, a new study reports.
Researchers propose Francisco Goya may have suffered from Susac's syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease that robbed him of his hearing.
A new study reveals a gene that plays a key role in the formation of neural tube defects.
Researchers have identified a gene that appears to be implicated in depression in both animal and human models of the disorder. The gene, Slc6a15 can either amplify or reduce stress, depending on its level of activity.
A new study reports mast cells play a key role in determining sex differences in the developing brain.
A study in Sleep reports on a link between cognition, sleep and a metabolite called kynurenic acid. The metabolite has previously been linked to schizophrenia.
Researchers have developed a new mouse model of ALS that could help provide better understanding of the progressive nature of the disease.
Skin-related stem cells may be key to helping restore the myelin sheath in patients with multiple sclerosis. Using mouse models, researchers discovered melanocyte stem cells can, under the right conditions, function as cells that create myelin.