Psychiatry

Evidence Shows Animals Can Play Back Memories

Researchers have found the first evidence that non-human animals can mentally replay past events from memory. The discovery could help advance the development of new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Saliva DNA Methylation Similar to the Brain

Studies carried out at Emory University have shown that DNA methylation patterns in saliva appear to be more similar to patterns from the brain, than methylation in blood. Researcher Alicia Smith Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University joins the discussion.

Novo Mutations Can be Important in Autism

A new study of the genetic factors involved in the causation of autism spectrum disorders, draws fresh attention to the impact these illnesses have on motor skills, and more broadly on cognitive function