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Serotonin Can Regulate Gene Expression Inside Neurons

The neurotransmitter serotonin, known for its role in passing signals between neurons in the brain, is also able to regulate expression of genes within neurons in an unexpected way, according to new research conducted by neuroscientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The discovery may help scientists better understand a range of […]

Restoring Memory Function In Familial Alzheimer’s May Be Possible

A new approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that may eventually make it possible to reverse memory loss has been revealed by a team led by University at Buffalo scientists. They found that by focusing on gene changes caused by influences other than DNA sequences — called epigenetics — it was possible to reverse memory decline […]

Cannabis Exposure Changes The Genetic Profile Of Sperm

Men in their child-bearing years should consider how marijuana use could impact their sperm and possibly the children they conceive during periods when they’ve been using the drug, new research from Duke Health suggests. As legal access to marijuana continues expanding across the U.S., more scientists are studying the effects of its active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol […]