Study reveals the surface features of human prions responsible for their replication in the brain. The findings provide a template to identify structurally important sites on other misfolded proteins, such as those associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Depleting the protein ADORA2B from the blood of mice led to faster cognitive decline, decreased auditory processing, and increased brain inflammation.
Inexpensive, commercial video games may help those suffering from anxiety and depression to combat their symptoms. Researchers found that, in addition to conventional games, virtual reality games could help people overcome mental health problems.
Study reveals few differences in life satisfaction and limited differences in personality traits between those who are child-free and those who are parents.
P-glycoprotein, a critical toxin pump in the body, has the ability to remove amyloid plaques from the brain. Researchers say increasing P-gp in the blood-brain barrier of those at risk for Alzheimer's could postpone or prevent the onset of the neurodegenerative disease.
Infants produce sleep spindles every 10 second, whether in REM or non-REM sleep. Sleep spindles and twitching are synchronized, allowing for twitch reactions to occur during non-REM sleep in infants.
A review of Alzheimer's research papers finds news media is more likely to report on breakthroughs if the study's authors omit a reference to mice in their title. Papers that acknowledge mice in their title receive less media coverage. Omitting mice from a paper's title generates twice the number of tweets than ones that mention the animals.
Scientists are calling for greater support for neuroscience research in Africa. With the world's largest genetic diversity, researchers say Africa is vital to help progress neuroscience and brain disease research.
A new study finds those with Machiavellian personality traits are more open to the prospect of mind uploading once the technology becomes available. The study raises concerns about those with dark triad personality traits could disproportionately adopt the technology and supports concerns about antisocial use of artificial general intelligence.