Researchers have identified two blood proteins that influence health and longevity. Developing drugs to target these proteins could help slow the aging process.
Researchers successfully transplanted genetically modified, clinical-grade pig kidneys into a brain-dead human, replacing their native kidneys. The results demonstrate how xenotransplantation could help address organ shortages.
Researchers discovered more than 1000 genes that are substantially more active in the brains of one sex versus the other. The findings may help behavioral sex differences in mammals.
In patients with ALS, astrocytes within the brain become pro-inflammatory and tend to lose their protective function, resulting in changes in the ability to uptake glutamate.
Family members of people with borderline personality disorder share similarities in brain structure and personality traits as those diagnosed with the personality disorder. Findings may point toward a hereditary component to personality disorders.
The genetic disruption of specific cell processes crucial to brain development was linked to disease risk in a wide range of mental health disorders including schizophrenia.
Direct transmission of BPA from a pregnant woman to her child via the placenta may have a negative impact on fetal brain development, researchers report.
Mouse study reveals the presence of the Baml1 gene in the striatum has a sexually dimorphic effect on alcohol consumption. Male mice without the protein consumed more alcohol than those who did, while the reverse was true for females.
Clinical symptoms of schizophrenia, such as psychosis and cognitive deficits, can be predicted from the activity of neurons derived from a patient's stem cells.