Psilocybin can be produced de novo in yeast. The findings could help with the development of drugs that utilize the psychedelic compound to treat depression and other mental health disorders.
Researchers were able to produce 0.6 grams of ergothioneine, a natural amino acid that has promising effects on Alzheimer's disease in animal studies, per liter of yeast broth via a small scale fermentation process.
The prevalence of vitamin B12 in Marmite may increase levels of GABA in the brain, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified a novel Parkinson's disease drug target and a compound capable of repairing neurons derived from Parkinson’s patients.
A shortage of zinc may contribute to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.