Cedars-Sinai has been awarded $11.99 million by California’s stem cell agency to launch a clinical trial testing a potential gene and stem cell therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
In mice, natural melatonin is linked to a pre-hibernation state, allowing for a slower metabolism and survival when food is scarce or the temperature is too cold.
Nine out of ten older adults who reported symptoms of cognitive decline associated with dementia did not have a clinical diagnosis of neurodegeneration.
A Western-style diet, high in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, increases symptoms of inflammation, neuropathy, and chronic pain. However, changing to a lower-fat diet can help reverse or relieve symptoms of inflammatory pain disorders.
Working in a toxic environment or one in which the mental health of workers is not supported was associated with a three fold increased risk of depression. Additionally, working long hours was linked to an increased risk of death as a result of stroke …
Higher levels of two cytokines were associated with slower cognitive decline in aging adults, a new study reports.
Flavored e-cigarette tobacco engages the taste system, while non-flavored vaped nicotine triggers the brain’s reward system in a similar way observed when people smoke traditional cigarettes.
Study reveals more than 6% of people in Europe experience depression. Rates of depression are four times higher in European countries which are more economically developed.
Self-reported cognitive decline was associated with altered functional connectivity in the hippocampus and dorsal anterior insular, a new study reports.
Post-mortem studies of COVID-19 patients revealed significant signs of neuroinflammation and impaired brain circuits which researchers believe were caused by the disease. Researchers said the changes noticed in the brains of COVID patients were similar…
Study confirms stress can accelerate premature graying of hair, but there is hope. Reducing stress helps to restore some of your natural color.
More frequent hospital and doctor’s office visits in the years leading up to multiple sclerosis diagnosis with early MS type symptoms are usually associated with a prodromal phase of the disease, when they should be regarded as an ongoing progression o…
Activity in the dorsal mid insular could drive different interpretations in bodily sensations in those with mental health disorders like depression, anorexia, and panic disorders.
People report mental distress is reduced in the Summer compared to the Fall. Researchers speculate the seasonal improvement in mental wellbeing could be a result of improved diet, more frequent exercise, and improved sleep quality during the Summer mon…
A new study sheds light on visual development and learning in children. Researchers found cortical recycling in the ventral temporal cortex reflects adjustments to changing visual demands throughout childhood.
People who ranked higher for conscientiousness and lower in openness tend to be morning people, a new study reports. Researchers say the link between personality traits and morning/evening chronotypes is partly due to genetic factors.
Listening to music while running can help improve people’s performance when they feel mentally fatigued.
Men who complain of dissatisfaction in their marriages are at increased risk of premature death associated with cardiovascular events, a new study reports.
Gantenerumab, an investigational drug for Alzheimer’s disease, reduced amyloid plaques and lowered tau levels in the brains of people with genetic risk factors for the neurodegenerative disorder.
Couples who blamed their stresses on the coronavirus pandemic were happier in their relationships.