Researchers have developed a new family of nano-scale capsules capable of carrying CRISPR gene editing tools to different organs of the body before harmlessly dissolving. The capsules were able to enter the brains of mice and successfully edit a gene associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Study demonstrates the importance of a specific type of connection between neurons and may also explain how ketamine shows promise in treating depression.
Deficits in the dentate gyrus function that causes memory problems may be associated with epileptic seizures a new study reports. The abnormal activity leads to over-extinction, spurring on seizures.
Video games high in action content help players to become quicker learners, researchers report.
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.