Motivated older people have better outcomes when it comes to general health, researchers say.
Post-genomic analysis of the regulation of synapses in a rodent hippocampus sheds new light on the interaction of proteins and lipids within the synaptic membrane.
Glial cells coordinate immune responses in the gut following infection. Researchers report glial cells could be targets for therapeutics to treat inflammatory bowel disorders.
Genetic risk for mental health disorders is associated with brain structure and the occurrence of psychosis-like experiences in children between 9 and 10 years of age.
When dysfunctional, somatostatin interneurons drive brain activity and provoke seizures.
Researchers created a form of artificial vision for a blind woman with the aid of a brain implant position in the visual cortex. The results pave the way for the creation of visual brain prosthetics to help the blind to regain sight.
Too much or too little sleep were both linked to increased risk of cognitive decline, researchers report.
Researchers examine the neuroscience behind why we make certain decisions when faced with multiple choices.
Fenofibrate, an FDA-approved drug commonly used to treat high cholesterol, activated support cells around sensory neurons in mouse models of spinal cord injury, helping them regrow twice as fast as a placebo.
Scanning the brains of sleeping toddlers, researchers found the hippocampus is activated as memories for new words are formed. The findings suggest the hippocampus plays an important role in the formation of new word memories.
A new study expands the understanding of how brain cells communicate. Researchers discovered reversing the modification of molecular messages at the synapse may contribute to reversible psychiatric disorders and early-stage neurodegenerative diseases.
For children, emotional facial expressions could reveal whether they had a good night’s sleep. Researchers found emotional expressivity following sleep restrictions could also forecast later life social problems.
A new machine-learning algorithm is able to teach itself to smell within a few minutes of training. As it learns, the system builds an artificial network that mimics the brain’s olfactory system.
Some viral infections could increase intercellular spreading of protein aggregates associated with neurodegenerative disorders, increasing the risk for developing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Activation of the immune system oscillates throughout the day, peaking just before we wake.
Researchers say the brain appears to be wired to calculate not the shortest path, but the “pointiest” path, facing us toward our destination as much as possible.
A new rodent study uncovers a neural circuit in the brain that appears to govern pain-induced anhedonia. Altering the activity of this circuit restored motivation in pre-clinical models of pain.
Variations in the TSPO neuroinflammation-associated protein’s structure correlates with worse survival outcomes for male glioblastoma brain cancer patients than females.
Study reveals a causal mechanism for pain reduction may be due to an antibiotic-induced shift in the gut’s amino acid concentrations.
Contrary to popular belief, a child’s visual perception does not reach adult level at age seven. A new study reveals children’s visual perception continues to develop and does not reach maturity until age ten.