A new study reveals our genes play a key role in how our bodies respond to exercise. Researchers also identified specific genes that influence the outcome of different types of physical activity.
Those with a genetic predisposition to clinical depression are more likely to exhibit physical symptoms including migraines, chronic pain, and fatigue, researchers report.
Mouse study identifies specific neurons and a signaling pathway to regions of the hindbrain that mediate sexual reproductive activity and physical activity that appear to influence activity behaviors during ovulation. The findings may provide valuable …
Breathing difficulties associated with Pitt Hopkins syndrome, a rare form of autism, have been linked to a specific set of neurons in the brainstem.
Carriers of the ADAD Alzheimer’s-associated genetic mutation have lower structural connectivity in the frontoparietal control network.
Researchers have identified causal genetic links to three blood metabolite levels that increase migraine risks.
Researchers say levels of microRNA in the blood may be a reliable new biomarker for diagnosing mild cognitive impairment and other forms of dementia.
Bumetanide, an FDA-approved potent diuretic used to treat fluid retention caused by heart, kidney, and liver disease may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease for those with a genetic predisposition.
The answer to what makes the human brain unique may lie in junk DNA.
The Alzheimer’s disease associated OAS1 gene also increases the risk of developing severe COVID-19 in carriers, a new study reports.
A reconstituted circadian clock of cyanobacteria can run for consistent days, allowing researchers to study the interactions of the clock proteins in real-time and observe how the clock exerts control over gene expression.
People with genetic risks for Alzheimer’s disease may exhibit changes in brain structure and reduced performance in cognitive tests long before symptoms of the neurodegenerative disease become obvious.
A new study traces the mechanisms that link environmental signals and our circadian clocks.
The planar cell polarity (PCP) signaling pathway appears to play a significant role in the formation and maintenance of a large number of synapses.
In-vitro exposure to THC can cause birth defects in genetically predisposed mice. THC interferes with Hedgehog signaling in the developing mice, leading to an increased risk of birth defects.
Collaborative work on the brain atlas describes how different cells are organized and connected throughout the mouse brain. Understanding what differentiates brain cells can lead to new research and potential therapies for brain disorders.
New collaborative studies shed light on the organization of cells in key areas of the mouse brain and the organization of transcriptome, epigenomic, and regulatory factors that provide the brain cells with purpose and function.
Fenchol, a natural compound found in basil and other plans, appears to have a neuroprotective effect against Alzheimer’s disease. Fenchol reduces the formation of zombie neural cells and increases the degradation of non-functional amyloid beta, allowin…
Study found structural differences in the prefrontal cortex and brain areas associated with empathy and cognitive control, between siblings where one displayed antisocial behaviors and the other did not.
Synthesizing a human embryo from stem cells and using gene editing to insert the Huntingtin gene, researchers found the mutation affected the size of germ layers compared to the control embryos. Findings suggest Huntington’s disease may be a neurodevel…