Showing 20 articles starting at article 1
Published How does dopamine regulate both learning and motivation? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study brings together two schools of thought on the function of the neurotransmitter dopamine: one saying that dopamine provides a learning signal, the other saying that dopamine drives motivation.
Published Further link identified between autoimmunity and schizophrenia (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Links have been reported between schizophrenia and proteins produced by the immune system that can act against one's own body, known as autoantibodies. Researchers have now identified autoantibodies that target a 'synaptic adhesion protein' in a subset of patients with schizophrenia. When injected into mice, the autoantibodies caused many schizophrenia-related changes.
Published Vitamin D alters developing neurons in the brain's dopamine circuit (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Neuroscientists have shown how vitamin D deficiency affects developing neurons in the brain's dopamine circuit, which may lead to the dopamine dysfunction seen in adults with schizophrenia.
Published The Mediterranean Diet: Good for your health and your hip pocket (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
We've heard it time and time again -- the Mediterranean diet is great for our health. But despite the significant health benefits of this eating plan, a common deterrent is often the expected costs, especially when budgets are tight.
Published A special omega-3 fatty acid lipid will change how we look at the developing and aging brain (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists have found a lipid transporter crucial to regulating the cells that make myelin, the nerve-protecting sheath.
Published Diet high in fruit and vegetables linked to lower miscarriage risk (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A preconception and early-pregnancy diet that contains lots of fruit, vegetables, seafood, dairy, eggs and grain may be associated with reducing risk of miscarriage, a new review of research suggests.
Published How to get your children to eat more fruits and vegetables (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Children will eat more fruits and vegetables if families take more time to eat meals.
Published A higher dose of magnesium each day keeps dementia at bay (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
More magnesium in our daily diet leads to better brain health as we age, according to scientists.
Published MIND and Mediterranean diets associated with fewer Alzheimer's plaques and tangles (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
People who eat diets rich in green leafy vegetables as well as other vegetables, fruits, whole grains, olive oil, beans, nuts and fish may have fewer amyloid plaques and tau tangles in their brain -- signs of Alzheimer's disease -- than people who do not consume such diets, according to a new study.
Published Keto vs vegan: Study of popular diets finds over fourfold difference in carbon footprints (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research has estimated the carbon footprints and diet quality of six popular diets. The vegan and vegetarian diets were found to be produce the least amount of carbon dioxide while keto and paleo diets ranked lowest in sustainability and diet quality.
Published The drug fasudil is found to reverse key symptoms of schizophrenia in mice (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers used the drug fasudil to restore neurons and improve methamphetamine-induced cognitive dysfunction in a mouse model of schizophrenia.
Published Abnormal 12-hour cyclic gene activity found in schizophrenic brains (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers present the first evidence of 12-hour cycles of gene activity in the human brain. The study also reveals that some of those 12-hour rhythms are missing or altered in the postmortem brains of patients with schizophrenia.
Published What makes brown rice healthy? Decoding the chemistry of its nutritional wealth (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The health-benefits of brown rice are well-known and widely advertised. But what exactly confers these excellent properties has been subject to speculation until now. Researchers have recently identified cycloartenyl ferulate (CAF) as the main antioxidant and cytoprotective constituent of brown rice. CAF can protect cells from stress directly through antioxidant effects and indirectly by boosting the production of antioxidants within cells.
Published Mediterranean diet linked to lower preeclampsia risk (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
In a new study evaluating the Mediterranean diet and adverse pregnancy outcomes, investigators from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai found that women who conceived while adhering to the anti-inflammatory diet had a significantly lower risk of developing preeclampsia during pregnancy.
Published A Mediterranean diet not only boosts health, but also improves fertility (via sciencedaily.com)
With an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and legumes, the Mediterranean diet has long been applauded for its multiple health benefits. Now, new research shows that it may also help overcome infertility, making it a non-intrusive and affordable strategy for couples trying to conceive.
Published Quinoa can make a better cookie (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The 'super grain' quinoa has the potential to make a super cookie, according to new research. Researchers found that two types of quinoa, bred specifically to grow in Washington state, had great functionality as a potential high-fiber and protein additive flour for commercial cookies. This means when baked, the cookies had good 'spreadability' and texture. Taste tests are still underway, but preliminary results show that people preferred sugar cookies with 10% of the quinoa flour over a traditional all-wheat flour cookie.
Published Scientists link rare genetic phenomenon to neuron function, schizophrenia (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Using state-of-the-art whole-genome sequencing and machine learning techniques, researchers conducted one of the first and the largest investigations of tandem repeats in schizophrenia, elucidating their contribution to the development of this devastating disease.
Published Shaking less salt on your food at the table could reduce heart disease risk (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Adding additional salt to foods at a lower frequency is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, heart failure and ischemic heart disease, according to a new study.
Published ADHD medication for amphetamine addiction linked to reduced risk of hospitalization and death, study finds (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The ADHD medication lisdexamfetamine was associated with the lowest risk of hospitalization and death in people with amphetamine addiction, when medications generally used among persons with substance use disorders were compared, according to a new study.
Published Healthy plant-based diets better for the environment than less healthy plant-based diets (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Healthier plant-based dietary patterns were associated with better environmental health, while less healthy plant-based dietary patterns, which are higher in foods like refined grains and sugar-sweetened beverages, required more cropland and fertilizer, according to a new study.