When we create a memory, a pattern of connections forms between neurons in the brain. New work from UC Davis shows how these connections can be strengthened or weakened at a molecular level.
Our bodies are not just passively growing older.
Offenders should be routinely checked for signs of past head injuries, researchers say.
Study offers evolutionary explanation, could pave way for neurological treatments.
In this study involving a cohort of 101 individuals, researcher Sylvia Villeneuve (Douglas Mental Health University Institute; CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal) shows that the difference between a person’s age and the age of their parent at the onset of the disease is a more important risk factor than their actual age.
Persistent depression may need a different therapeutic approach, results suggest
Female mice infected with two different strains of the flu exhibit changes to the structure and function of the hippocampus that persist for one month after infection
Researchers at the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University have discovered 50 new gene regions that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. They have also used state-of-the-art information about brain development to accurately pinpoint new genes and biological pathways implicated in this disorder.
Novel olfactory virtual reality system allows researchers to study how smells influence behaviors.
Fluorescent sensor allows imaging of neurons’ electrical communications, without electrodes.
A new discovery about the immune system may allow doctors to treat harmful inflammation that damages the brain in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Adult human brains don't grow new neurons in hippocampus, contrary to prevailing view Shawn Sorrells, University of California, San Francisco; Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, University of California, San Francisco, and Mercedes Paredes, University of California, San Francisco...