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Protecting brain cells with cannabinol

Scientists created four cannabis-derived CBN analogs (chemical look-a-likes) with enhanced neuroprotective properties and potential for therapeutic application in neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and traumatic brain injury. Their f…

Workings of working memory detailed

Investigators have discovered how brain cells responsible for working memory — the type required to remember a phone number long enough to dial it — coordinate intentional focus and short-term storage of information.

Following cellular lineage

Researchers have advanced the understanding of how the cerebral cortex develops by tracing the lineage of certain brain cells.

Teen stress may raise risk of postpartum depression in adults

A research team reports that social stress during adolescence in female mice later results in prolonged elevation of the hormone cortisol after they give birth.

Scientists identify cell vulnerability ‘fingerprint’ related to Parkinson’s, Lewy body dementia

A new study offers a first look into the complex molecular changes that occur in brain cells with Lewy bodies, which are key pathological hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease and some dementias. The findings reveal that brain cells with Lewy bodies exhibit…

Take it from the rats:  A junk food diet can cause long-term damage to adolescent brains

A study on the effects of a junk food diet on rats reinforces scientific understanding about the gut-brain connection.