Disruptions in the Atk protein can lead to brain changes that are characteristic of bipolar disorder.
Researchers recorded the electrical activity in over 1000 neurons around 100 sites of the brain during different states of consciousness in monkeys. The results were analyzed by machine learning. Results pointed away from the prefrontal cortex, an area monitored to safely maintain general anesthesia, and toward areas at the back of the brain. The study reveals deep brain and areas toward the back of the brain are more predictive of states of consciousness.
Grafting neurons derived from a monkey's own stem cells reversed the debilitating and mental health symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. The treatment shows promise for alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson's in humans.
Stem cells derived neurons integrate well into the correct regions of the brain, connecting with native neurons and restoring motor function in mouse models of Parkinson's disease.
A significant number of people feel their thoughts take on the form of an inner voice, a new study reports.
Study confirms cats can become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus and pass the infection along to other cats. Cats shed the virus up to six days following infection via their nasal passages. Researchers urge cat owners to keep their pets indoors during the pandemic.
Vimentin, a cellular filament, helps neural stem cells to clear damaged and clumped proteins, assisting in neurogenesis.
Younger people with bipolar disorder responded better to the antidepressant Latuda when they had increased inflammation biomarkers in their blood. Findings suggest C-reactive protein could be a predictive biomarker to identify which patients will respond to the antidepressant.
Tenacity, a newly developed video game that promotes mindfulness, alters connectivity between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the inferior parietal cortex. These areas of the brain are critical for attention. After playing the game for a short period, participants reported improvements in attention.
Inflammation of the colon is associated with alterations in alpha-synuclein expression and phosphorylation in the myenteric plexus of common marmoset monkeys. The findings support the growing body of evidence that inflammation may play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease.