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New review suggests there is “no convincing evidence” that low serotonin levels cause depression

A widely held belief about the relationship between serotonin and depression is being contested by a University College London research group. (Credit: Bryan Bruno/MidCityTMS) The serotonin theory of depression postulates serotonin

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Age-related cognitive decline shown to be accelerated by type 2 diabetes

According to a newly published study, age-related cognitive decline occurs at an increased rate of 26% in those with type 2 diabetes (T2D) compared to people without the disease. (Credit:

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CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing shown to change social behaviors in animal models

A Georgia State University research team has used CRISPR gene editing technology to show how the Avpr1a receptor affects social behaviors in hamsters. CRISPR-Cas9 technology was utilized by a team

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Late-life alcohol abuse shown to be a possible symptom of dementia

People over 40 years old who develop alcohol abuse behaviors may be doing so in response to underlying brain disorders, such as early-onset dementia. According to a new study, adults

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Mild exercise shown to immediately increase memory function

University of California- Irvine and University of Tsukuba researchers utilized functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify increased activity in the critical brain areas linked to detailed memory processing. (Picture:

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Glucose and lipid levels in early adulthood found to be associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine found that low HDL, high LDL, and high glucose levels at midlife are all associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease later