Children aged between 7 and 9 who experience frequent abdominal pain are more likely to develop fasting habits and eating disorders to help control their weight by age 16.
Retinal scans can help researchers detect Alzheimer’s disease and track its progression in those with the APOE4 genetic risk factor for the neurodegenerative disorder. The scans can detect blood vessel deterioration linked to the genetic biomarker.
For politically polarized people, their brain activity syncs up with like-minded people who share their political ideologies to perceive information in the same way. However, and regardless of political affiliation, those with personality traits linked…
Social media influencers take note, posting images of fatty foods increases follower engagement, researchers report.
Mice with cytokine IL-23 dysregulation who consumed foods containing the artificial colorants FD&C Red 40 and Yellow developed colitis, a new study reports.
NapA, a protein associated with the peptidoglycan of Borrelia burgdorferi, plays an amplifying role in causing inflammation in Lyme disease associated arthritis.
Study identifies a cell-type specific brain circuit associated with curiosity and novelty-seeking behaviors.
Adolescents and older adults pay less attention to social cues in real-world interactions than young adults.
Virginia Tech researchers have received a grant to deploy a new brain imaging technology called optically pumped magnetometry which can assist with studying the nuances of social interactions.
A new study reveals the unique “time compression” effect of virtual reality technology.
A new large-scale study links smoking and cardiovascular disease to an increased risk of developing dementia. Smoking and cardiovascular disease impact memory and learning throughout adulthood, starting at age 18. Researchers say smoking has the bigges…
Trigger warnings shown before TV shows may have the opposite effect than is intended. Researchers found trigger warnings may prolong negative characteristics associated with bad memories. They also do not increase a person’s use of coping strategies.
A new case study reveals medical marijuana may provide rapid relief for sufferers of chronic itch. Researchers say THC attaches itself to brain receptors that influence the nervous system. This reduces inflammation and nervous system activity, leading …
Researchers have identified three areas of the posterior cerebral cortex that bridge the brain’s perception and memory systems.
Children raised in areas without much access to green space consider nature to be their “happy place”, a new study reports.
Students who completed a six-week stress-management program that exclusively focused on petting a therapy dog showed marked improvements in numerous cognitive and thinking skills.
Regulatory epigenetic changes to genomic regions in the brain are essential for human cognition and mental health.
A new method, dubbed DREADDs, relies on gene therapy techniques to alter genes in target cells to change the cell’s behavior. The method reduced anxious behaviors in monkey models of schizophrenia when combined with clozapine. Researchers say the metho…
Researchers have uncovered the molecular structure of three major complexes of glutamate receptors in the hippocampus. The findings shed new light on the mechanisms behind memory and learning in the brain.
When faced with having to make good choices, we often forget the option we like best and tend to be swayed by what we remember.