Prenatal exposure to THC makes dopamine neurons hyperactive and increases the sensitivity to the behavioral effects of the compound during pre-adolescence. This may increase the risk of developing schizophrenia later in life. However, treatment with pregnenolone, a drug under clinical trials for ASD, cannabis use disorder, and schizophrenia, appears to correct the brain abnormalities and behavioral problems associated with prenatal cannabis exposure.
A new study reports mast cells play a key role in determining sex differences in the developing brain.
Researchers propose Francisco Goya may have suffered from Susac's syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease that robbed him of his hearing.