Two mouse genes that were left behind by viral infections millions of years ago have evolved to help defend the brain against new infections.
By altering the epigenetic markers on chromosomes, researchers witnessed changed gene expression in offspring and grand-offspring. The findings reveal the occurrence of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.
The between-sex performance gap when it comes to running is much narrower at shorter sprint distances, a new study reveals.
Children with developmental language disorder have less myelin in parts of the brain associated with acquiring rules and habits, as well as brain areas associated with language production and comprehension.
Psychostimulants increase dopamine levels, enhancing task-relevant cortical signals by acting on the striatum and the difference in dopamine synthesis capacity in the striatum explains the variability in the drugs' cognitive effects.
Loneliness, restless sleep, and unhappiness have a significant effect on biological aging, a new study reports.
Researchers have developed a simple behavioral test to measure an individual's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear.
Researchers propose a new model for Alzheimer's disease (AD2) that considers the neurodegenerative disease as an autoimmune disease that attacks the brain. Considering Alzheimer's as an autoimmune disorder could spark a new line of therapies to treat the disease.
Drinking at least two cups of coffee a day, even instant coffee was associated with increased longevity and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
The formation of long-term memory relies on intrinsic neurological learning processes and the repetition of events.