Chronic stress that changes the function of a tiny group of neurons known to be important to energy homeostasis in the body as well prompting us to pick up a fork when we are hungry may contribute to depression.
When the brain isn’t getting enough oxygen, estrogen produced by neurons in both males and females hyperactivates another brain cell type called astrocytes to step up their usual support and protect brain function.
Excessive weight around our middle gives our brain’s resident immune cells heavy exposure to a signal that turns them against us, setting in motion a crescendo of inflammation that damages cognition, scientists say.
Whether elevated blood pressure early in life translates to increased risk of dementia is a question scientists are working to answer.
Scientists at MCG are looking at how neural activity drives blood flow increases and how important the increases are for the health and proper functioning of neurons. Benefits of better understanding could include better interpreting results of...
Electroconvulsive therapy isn't used often because of side effects like memory loss and poorer cognition. MCG scientists have found that using lower amplitude may negate those effects while still effectively treating major depression and suicidal...
MCG scientists have discovered the chronic activation of the Adora2a receptor is one way obesity and insulin resistance break down one of the the brain's protections against memory loss and confusion.
Explore the latest research in the fight to cure neurodegenerative disorders at the 2019 Brain Health Symposium.
Scientists report that mice whose neurons don’t make estrogen have impaired spatial reference memory as well as recognition memory and contextual fear memory.
MCG scientists find a group of large, triangular-shaped neurons, in two almond-shaped structures on either side of our brain, form cliques that help us enjoy the total food experience.
Probiotic use is a link between brain fogginess, severe bloating
Scientists explore how high blood pressure hurts cognition.