VNTR2-1, a recently identified region of DNA, appears to drive the activity of the telomerase gene. The telomerase gene has previously been found to prevent aging in specific cells.
Study reveals high-potency cannabis does not impact decision-making performance but does affect memory in relation to free recall, source memory, and false memories.
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A new study sheds light on how COVID-19 has impacted sleep and mental health. Researchers found 32.9% of people reported a decrease in sleep and 29.8% said they slept more during the lockdown. Changes in sleep patterns correlated with self-reported mental health difficulties during this time, which mostly led to sleep loss.
Students who completed a six-week stress-management program that exclusively focused on petting a therapy dog showed marked improvements in numerous cognitive and thinking skills.
A new theory proposes executive function, or the ability to control your behavior, might not exist just within the mind. External influences may dictate the development of internal control.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on stress in both pregnant and postpartum women. Researchers say this is concerning as prenatal stress can hamper fetal brain development.
Night-shifts destroy the natural 24-hour biological rhythm in the activity of certain cancer-related genes, resulting in more vulnerability to DNA damage and causing a mistiming in the DNA repair mechanisms in shift workers.
Female rats exposed to vaporized cannabis for 30 days developed a blunted response to stress. The effect was not seen in male rats. Findings shed light on how chronic cannabis use affects males and females differently.
Increasing time spent sleeping immediately following a traumatic event can help to significantly reduce the effects of trauma.