Depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life.
Scientists have trained a computer to analyze different types of brain scan and predict the age of the human brain, according to a new study in the open-access journal eLife.
Fatty food may feel like a friend during these troubled times, but new research suggests that eating just one meal high in saturated fat can hinder our ability to concentrate - not great news for people whose diets have gone south while they're working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The human gut microbiota consists of bacteria, fungi, and viruses constituting an inner chemical factory producing a multitude of microbial compounds.
Researcher Staci Gruber, Ph.D., will use funding provided by Harvard University to further her studies into different types of cannabis-based products.
Scientists have discovered that patients suffering from OCD have increased levels of a protein called Immuno-moodulin (Imood) in their lymphocytes.
Emotional, social and psychiatric problems in children and adolescents have been linked to higher levels of genetic vulnerability for adult depression.
The strange feeling in the gut is considered as an innate intuition that emerges from deep within the belly and helps guide the actions of people, if allowed.
The cerebral cortex is important for memory, thinking, attention, and information processing. It is an outer, folded, and comparatively thin “gray matter” layer of the brain.
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have mapped a novel structure of what is called a “neurotransmitter: sodium symporter.”
Researchers have developed a new and more environmentally friendly chromatographic technique for the analysis of methylxanthines in commercial brands of tea.
Bipolar disorder is estimated to affect around 1 to 4% of the population, but understanding the underlying genetics has proved a major challenge.