A diet high in processed fructose sabotages rats’ brains’ ability to heal after head trauma, neuroscientists report.
A new study in mice shows that restoring the synthesis of a key brain chemical tied to inhibiting addictive behavior may help prevent alcohol cravings following binge drinking.
Achromatopsia is a rare, inherited vision disorder that affects the eye’s cone cells, resulting in problems with daytime vision, clarity and color perception. It often strikes people early in life, and currently there is no cure for the condition. In a new study, scientists has identified two naturally occurring genetic mutations in dogs that result in achromatopsia.
Scientists have uncovered a significant—and potentially treatable—relationship between a chemical that helps transmit signals in the brain and genetic mutations present in a subset of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
Although stroke is very rare in children new research published Sept. 30 in Neurology found that the flu and colds may temporarily increase stroke risk in children, and that vaccines may decrease the risk of stroke.
The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness, drawing swift condemnation from business leaders and Republicans who warned of damage to the economy.
Young female and male Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Medical School M.D.’s and Ph.D.’s receive equal numbers of key National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, says a recent Journal of Women’s Health study.
AMSBIO has introduced an expanded range of Adeno-associated virus (AAV) cloning and packaging services. Adeno-associated viruses are single-stranded DNA viruses that can infect a broad range of cell types including dividing and non-dividing cells and are, therefore, widely used vehicles for gene delivery.
Variations in DNA at a specific location (or 'locus') on the genome that protect African children from developing severe malaria, in some cases nearly halving a child’s chance of developing the life-threatening disease, have been identified in the largest genetic association study of malaria to date.
How does the brain determine which direction to let its thoughts fly? Looking for the mechanisms behind cognitive control of thought, researchers have used brain scans to shed new light on this question.
Biologists have identified a mechanism that promotes activation of genes critical for the initiation of embryonic development.
Five Americans came down with an unusual illness after traveling to Germany for a controversial treatment involving injections with sheep cells, health officials reported Wednesday.
A study published in the journal Nature Medicine has shown a possible path to creating effective neural prosthetics.
Researchers from Duke University watch in real time as Cyptoccoccal meningitis moves through tissue, blood vessels and into the brain of transparent zebrafish larvae.
The agency wants more insight into the company's data and marketing materials supporting the effectiveness of their product.