Getting up early and remaining active throughout the day helps older adults perform better on cognitive tests, a new study reports.
Loperamide, a common anti-diarrhea medication, could help treat core symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder. The drug activates the μ-opioid receptor, helping to improve social behaviors.
The TOB gene plays a significant role in reducing depression, anxiety, and fear in mouse models. The findings could have positive implications for developing new treatments for disorders associated with psychiatric stress.
Neurons in the brains of birds are more energy efficient than in mammalian brains.
Stool samples taken from Viking latrines allowed researchers to map the genome of the Whipworm parasite. The study maps the parasite's global spread and relationship with human beings.
Neurons in the suprachiasmatic nucleus coordinate to adapt to different lengths of daylight, changing at cellular and network levels. The neurons changed in mix and expression of dopamine, altering brain activity and subsequently daily routine behaviors.
Steroids prescribed for a range of inflammatory conditions alter the structure and volume of grey and white matter in the brain. The findings shed light on why people who use medical steroids may experience psychological problems, including anxiety, mania, and depression.