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Risk of schizophrenia linked to brain cell development

Scientists have discovered new links between the breakdown in brain cell development and the risk of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders.

Heart disease causes early brain dysfunction and can treble key Alzheimer’s protein

Heart disease can directly cause brain dysfunction early on which could lead to dementia and can treble the amount of an Alzheimer’s protein in the brain, say scientists.

Green-med diet seems to slow age-related neurodegeneration, study finds

A green Mediterranean diet, high in polyphenols and low in red and processed meat, seems to slow age-related brain atrophy, according to a new study. The DIRECT PLUS 18-month long randomized control trial among approximately 300 participants is one of …

Blood markers of brain cell damage higher over short term in COVID-19 patients than in Alzheimer’s patients, study finds

Patients hospitalized for COVID-19 had higher levels over the short term of blood proteins known to rise with neurological damage than non-COVID-19 patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Removing brain cells linked to wakefulness and addiction may lessen symptoms of opioid withdrawal

A study in mice shows that removing chemical messengers in the brain that are involved in both wakefulness and addiction may make withdrawal from opioids easier and help prevent relapse.

Stress associated with an increased risk of getting COVID-19, study finds

A new study has found that people who experienced increased stress, anxiety and depression at the start of the pandemic, were at greater risk of getting COVID-19. The research found that greater psychological distress during the early phase of the pand…

BPA exposure of the placenta could affect fetal brain development

Scientists demonstrate the direct transmission of bisphenol A (BPA) from a mother to her developing child via the placenta could negatively impact fetal brain development.

Biologists identify neural circuits associated with aging

Biologists have identified neural circuits associated with aging in fruit flies. Some circuits remain the same no matter the fly’s age, while others weaken over the fly’s life span.

Remembering faces and names can be improved during sleep

New research has documented the effect reactivating memory during sleep has on face-name learning. The researchers found that people’s name recall improved significantly when memories of newly learned face-name associations were reactivated while they …

Decoding inner language to treat speech disorders

What if it were possible to decode the internal language of individuals deprived of the ability to express themselves? Researchers have now managed to identify promising neural signals to capture our internal monologues. They were also able to identify…