A new study reveals the mechanisms by which neurons and astrocytes work together to form synapses.
Bach1, a protein that blocks the expression of genes associated with neuroprotection, has been implicated in Parkison’s disease. Researchers say blocking Bach1 slows the deterioration of brain cells in preclinical models of Parkinson’s disease.
Researchers have linked Fragile X and SHANK3 deletion syndrome, two disorders associated with autism, to specific microscopic walking patterns.
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.
Too much or too little sleep were both linked to increased risk of cognitive decline, researchers report.
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.
A new study reveals our genes play a key role in how our bodies respond to exercise. Researchers also identified specific genes that influence the outcome of different types of physical activity.
Those with a genetic predisposition to clinical depression are more likely to exhibit physical symptoms including migraines, chronic pain, and fatigue, researchers report.
Mouse study identifies specific neurons and a signaling pathway to regions of the hindbrain that mediate sexual reproductive activity and physical activity that appear to influence activity behaviors during ovulation. The findings may provide valuable …
Breathing difficulties associated with Pitt Hopkins syndrome, a rare form of autism, have been linked to a specific set of neurons in the brainstem.
Carriers of the ADAD Alzheimer’s-associated genetic mutation have lower structural connectivity in the frontoparietal control network.
Researchers have identified causal genetic links to three blood metabolite levels that increase migraine risks.
Researchers say levels of microRNA in the blood may be a reliable new biomarker for diagnosing mild cognitive impairment and other forms of dementia.
Bumetanide, an FDA-approved potent diuretic used to treat fluid retention caused by heart, kidney, and liver disease may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease for those with a genetic predisposition.
The answer to what makes the human brain unique may lie in junk DNA.
The Alzheimer’s disease associated OAS1 gene also increases the risk of developing severe COVID-19 in carriers, a new study reports.
A reconstituted circadian clock of cyanobacteria can run for consistent days, allowing researchers to study the interactions of the clock proteins in real-time and observe how the clock exerts control over gene expression.
People with genetic risks for Alzheimer’s disease may exhibit changes in brain structure and reduced performance in cognitive tests long before symptoms of the neurodegenerative disease become obvious.
A new study traces the mechanisms that link environmental signals and our circadian clocks.