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.
Schizophrenia is considered a disorder of the mind, influencing the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. But new research shows that organs, other than the brain, also change at the onset of the disease.
Researchers have proposed a radical change in the way Alzheimer’s disease is defined, focusing on biological changes in the body, rather than clinical symptoms such as memory loss and cognitive decline.
New findings suggest that many senior citizens remain more cognitively and emotionally intact than commonly believed. This could perhaps provide clues as to how we can keep our minds sharper for longer.
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.
Brain differences related to the neurodevelopmental disorder Fragile X are visible well before a diagnosis, which typically happens at age three or later, new research indicates.
Our panel of experts come together to discuss the benefits and drawbacks on the use of saliva DNA in genetic studies and how it’s currently being used to diminish biases in our databases and uncovering the role of epigenetics in psychiatric disorders.
Introducing our new webinar series, The Genome Spot. Each month we’ll be picking the brains of some of the leading researchers, to uncover some of the key movements, challenges and solutions in the field.
Using an epigenetic mechanism, romidepsin restored gene expression and alleviated social deficits in animal models of autism.
A new study suggests that how empathic we are is not just a result of our upbringing and experience but also partly a result of our genes.
Researchers have discovered 50 new gene regions that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia.