Changes in RNA splicing: a new mechanism for genetic risk in schizophrenia

Credit: RIKEN New research has identified sections of DNA associated with altered regulation of gene expression underlying schizophrenia. The implicated loci contribute to schizophrenia risk by aff..

How depression can muddle thinking

Depression is associated with sadness, fatigue and a lack of motivation. But people with depression can also have trouble processing information and solving problems. Now scientists studying a rat mod..

Neurons modulate the growth of blood vessels

Credit: Bild: le Noble/KIT A team of researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) shake at the foundations of a dogma of cell biology. By detailed series of experiments, they proved that b..

Plastics compound bps alters mouse moms’ behavior and brain regions

Credit: Pablo Robles Media Photography AMHERST, Mass. - In the first study of its kind, environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg and neuroscientist Mary Catanese at the University of Massach..

Our brains have a basic algorithm that enables our intelligence, scientists say

Credit: Phil Jones AUGUSTA, Ga. (Nov. 21, 2016) - Our brains have a basic algorithm that enables us to not just recognize a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but the intelligence to ponder the broader..

Using light to map the circuitry of the brain

Credit: Chao Zhou and Yevgeny Berdichevsky, Lehigh University Scientific progress has provided a solid understanding of the anatomy of the brain. However, there is still no reliable way to examine n..

Musical training creates new brain connections in children

Credit: Radiological Society of North America CHICAGO - Taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Di..

Redox biomarker could predict progression of epilepsy

Approximately 2.9 million people in the United States suffer from epilepsy, according to the CDC. For patients living with this diagnosis and their doctors it is often difficult to predict the onset o..

Scientists find new path in brain to ease depression

Many with depression are not helped by current drugs Brain pathway with key role in depression discovered New molecule blocks pathway and generates neurons, easing depression in mice CHICAGO --- North..

Neural membrane’s structural instability may trigger multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is one of the most devastating neurodegenerative diseases. It affects some 2.5 million people worldwide. It has no known cure. Until now, researchers have speculated that the body..

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