Neuroscience

Biotechnology, Featured, Genetics, Mood disorders, Neurocognitive disorders, Neuroscience
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

Cancer, Diabetes, Diet, Featured, Metabolic syndrome, Neuroscience, Obesity, World health
Yale researchers uncover key regulator of weight-gain suggesting a treatment target for metabolic disorders

A Yale research team found that a protein called, augmentor-alpha, is a key regulator of body weight in mice. (Picture: Obese mice (right) and normal-sized mice (left) in a study

Alzheimer's disease, Featured, Longevity, Neurocognitive disorders, Neuroscience, World health
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

Alzheimer's disease, Exercise, Med Lifestyle, Medical News, Neurocognitive disorders, Neuroscience
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:

Alzheimer's disease, Diabetes, Diet, Longevity, Med Lifestyle, Medical News, Metabolic syndrome, Neurocognitive disorders, Neuroscience
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

Diet, Gastroenterology, Med Lifestyle, Medical News, Metabolic syndrome, Mood disorders, Neurocognitive disorders, Neuroscience
Gut metabolite found to affect brain function through reduction of glial cells

A Caltech research team has demonstrated how gut metabolite, 4-ethylphenyl sulfate (4EPS), induces anxiety-like behaviors in mice through the reduction of oligodendrocytes. For the last decade, many papers have been