The prevalence of borderline personality disorder diagnosis was almost double in sexual minorities compared to heterosexuals. Researchers propose the higher numbers could be a result of the bias against sexual minorities of those diagnosing the disorder.
Following exposure to visual stimuli, the neurons activated by the stimuli remain more active during subsequent sleep. Sleep is vital for these neurons to connect an emotional or fearful memory to a sensory event.
Researchers have identified a novel neural network in fruit flies that converts external stimuli of varying intensity into decisions about whether to act.
Sleep-deprived mice had increased activity in hippocampal inhibitory neurons, disrupting the processing and storage of new memories.
Zolpidem, a medication commonly prescribed for insomnia, appear to be effective in helping to restore a conscious state in some patients who were in comas or vegetative state.
Glioblastoma brain cancer cells that are more resistant to radiation therapy have higher levels of purines. Reducing the level of purines made the cancer cells more sensitive to radiation.
Following a 12 year long study, researchers have identified seven phenoclasses that can help doctors to diagnose and track the progression of bipolar disorder in patients.
A new study reports listening to your favorite song over and over may provide you with some comfort. Niche listening enables the development of a 'meaningful relationship' with a particular song, which allows the affection for the tune to persist across a great deal of exposure.
The majority of 18 year-olds with substance abuse disorder who were followed as part of a longitudinal study for 32 years still had symptoms of SUD during adulthood.