Researchers have identified a causal link between strenuous exercise and ALS in people with genetic risk factors for the neurodegenerative disease. The study reports intense physical exercise contributes to motor neuron injury in those susceptible to ALS.
Naked mole rats have a unique DNA repair mechanism that prevents them from developing cancers and neurodegenerative disorders, researchers say.
Researchers have identified three biomarkers in blood samples that confirm the link between exercise and improved cognitive function in older adults.
A new study sheds light on how genes are regulated in dementia. Researchers also identified 84 novel genes linked to dementia.
Sustained microglia activation leads to the cells becoming senescent. This leads to an accelerated accumulation of amyloid in the brain, influencing the early stages of Alzheimer’s development.
TET1, a newly identified molecule appears to play a key role in myelin repair. The findings could have implications for the treatment of a range of neurodegenerative diseases, including multiple sclerosis.
Stressed male mice can pass down their behaviors to their offspring via alterations in their sperm’s DNA, a new study reports.
A new study of male guppies reveals behaviors affected by methylphenidate hydrochloride (MPH), an active ingredient in common ADHD medications, can be passed along to future generations.
Findings of a new study could help to design better strategies to improve sleep in workers with atypical work schedules.
SPTLC1, a gene linked to the fat production system, has been implicated in a newly identified ALS-like disease in children.
Prescribing SSRIs during late childhood to those with genetic risk factors for psychosis can reduce the deterioration of intellectual abilities, a new study reveals. SSRIs appear to have a neuroprotective effect for certain brain areas associated with …
Adults over 80 who maintained a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and diet, had a lower risk of cognitive decline, even if they had genetic risk factors for dementia.
In Parkinson’s disease, alpha-synuclein binds to LC3B. Normally, LC3B causes misfolded proteins to become degraded, but in the case of Parkinson’s, LC3B becomes trapped in protein aggregates and becomes inactive.
Mouse study reveals intermittent fasting improves long-term memory retention and promotes hippocampal neurogenesis. The findings could help to slow cognitive decline in older adults.
Mouse pups with the autism-associated 16p11.2 deletion can not able to correctly perform a specific vocalization pattern to call for their mother when separated from her in the same way those without the deletion can, a new study reveals.
Study identifies a critical role a protein called Cep55 plays in brain development and abscission, the final step in cell division.
Researchers have identified significant differences in gene activity between the anterior and posterior areas of the hippocampus. Genes associated with depression and other mood disorders are more active in the anterior hippocampus, while genes linked …
Simple dietary changes and adopting lifestyle alterations, including improved sleep schedules, taking probiotics, and exercising, can reduce signs of biological aging by three years in just eight weeks, a new study reports.
A new, massive genome wide study has identified 178 genetic variants linked to major depressive disorder.
Glucosamine is a major component of brain glycogen, a new study reports.