A receptor believed to be linked to negative moods, in a part of the brain that is little-understood, has been uncovered by an international research team. The discovery[1] could lead to more targeted medications. The pea-sized receptor was found in a little-studied region in the center of the human brain, the medial habenula. “The function… Read more

Evidence that psychological problems such as depression and anxiety increase risk for dementia later in life is growing. These problems, known as affective disorders, as well as poor cognitive function are, of course, not unusual in older adulthood. After age 70, for example, it has been estimated that the both lower mood and poor cognition… Read more

A healthy diet rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish could be associated with having a bigger brain, according to a new study. The study involved 4,213 people in the Netherlands with an average age of 66 who did not have dementia. “People with greater brain volume have been shown in other studies to have… Read more

The flow of cerebrospinal fluid is a key signal for neural stem cell renewal, new research from a team of researchers headed by Professor Magdalena Götz and their collaborators from the LMU (Professor Benedikt Grothe, Chair of Neurobiology) and the Henrich-Heine University Düsseldorf has found. “Neural stem cells in the brain can divide and mature… Read more