Hippocampal neurogenesis and cognitive function were improved in aging mice by destroying senescent cells in the aging stem cell niche.
In patients with ALS, astrocytes within the brain become pro-inflammatory and tend to lose their protective function, resulting in changes in the ability to uptake glutamate.
A newly developed blood test can measure the pace of biological aging by identifying specific DNA methylation marks.
Stress can be a precursor to other mental health disorders including depression and anxiety, as well as a factor for premature aging. Researchers discuss stress management techniques that can build resilience to stressors and could help protect against…
Family members of people with borderline personality disorder share similarities in brain structure and personality traits as those diagnosed with the personality disorder. Findings may point toward a hereditary component to personality disorders.
The genetic disruption of specific cell processes crucial to brain development was linked to disease risk in a wide range of mental health disorders including schizophrenia.
Direct transmission of BPA from a pregnant woman to her child via the placenta may have a negative impact on fetal brain development, researchers report.
Mouse study reveals the presence of the Baml1 gene in the striatum has a sexually dimorphic effect on alcohol consumption. Male mice without the protein consumed more alcohol than those who did, while the reverse was true for females.
Clinical symptoms of schizophrenia, such as psychosis and cognitive deficits, can be predicted from the activity of neurons derived from a patient’s stem cells.
Findings point to microglial TREM2 as a potential target for the treatment of ALS.