Researchers report they have discovers a new class of mediators, named elovanoids. These bioactive chemical messengers are created from omega-3 very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid and released in response to cell injury. The findings are reported in Scientific Reports.
An uncommon variant of the PDE11A gene impacts both quality and duration of sleep. Genetic regions linked to sleep quality are also associated with serotonin production. The study also reveals those with the same hip circumference and a higher waist circumference sleep less, although the effect is small.
Researchers report a variation of the MTNR1A gene is linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in older people. The same gene has previously been implicated in reduced tolerance to shift work in the aging population.
Under anesthesia, the nerve cells change their mode of operation by firing more synchronously, and by becoming surprisingly reactive to environmental stimuli, researchers report.
A new study reports maternal stress during pregnancy can increase the risk of female offspring developing mood disorders. Researchers reveal higher maternal cortisol levels during pregnancy were linked to alterations in newborns' functional brain connectivity in emotional processing areas.
A new study reports exercising on a treadmill can improve cognitive performance in late stage Alzheimer's disease.
People who take immunosuppressant medications are less likely to develop Parkinson's disease, a new study reveals.
A neuroimaging study reveals the effects of social exclusion in the left inferior frontal gyrus. The study found social exclusion can spur extremist behaviors in people who are most vulnerable to radicalization.
Study reports it may be possible to detect the onset and progression of Huntington's disease through linguistic changes in patients. Linguistic impairments often begin before the onset of other Huntington's symptoms.
A new study debunks abstinence theories and suggests athletes should not feel guilty when engaging in sexual activity up to the day before competition.
Researchers report exposure to violent media causes different brain activity in people with different aggression levels.