People diagnosed with mental health disorders are more likely to report poor sleep quality, including sleep disturbances and problems falling back to sleep, than the general population.
In mice, protein lactylation occurs in neurons and is correlated with lactate levels. Protein lactylation is enhanced by neural excitation and social stress. Researchers found social stress specifically enhances lysine lactylation of histone H1 proteins.
People whose blood pressure is elevated but still falls within the normal range are at increased risk of accelerated brain aging, researchers report.
Increased accumulation of amyloid beta and a reduction of serotonin in the brains of older adults was associated with higher risks for developing depression later in life.
Exposure to even low levels of common chemicals called organophosphate esters can harm IQ, memory, learning, and brain development overall in young children.
Collaborative work on the brain atlas describes how different cells are organized and connected throughout the mouse brain. Understanding what differentiates brain cells can lead to new research and potential therapies for brain disorders.
RAGE-Control, a video game system that utilizes biofeedback to regulate heart rate, reduces stress, oppositional behavior, and aggression by training children to stay calm during stressful and frustrating situations.
Fenchol, a natural compound found in basil and other plans, appears to have a neuroprotective effect against Alzheimer's disease. Fenchol reduces the formation of zombie neural cells and increases the degradation of non-functional amyloid beta, allowing for quicker clearance of the protein from the brain.