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.
High doses of vitamin C under study for treating COVID-19 may benefit some populations, but investigators exploring its potential in aging say key factors in effectiveness include levels of the natural transporter needed to get the vitamin inside...
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.
A study of 181 patients at 16 sites across the country who test negative for two antibodies long known to cause muscle-weakening myasthenia gravis, found that about 15% test positive for one of two newly discovered antibodies that also attack the...
A group of tiny RNA that should attack the virus causing COVID-19 when it tries to infect the body are diminished with age and chronic health problems, a decrease that likely helps explain why older individuals and those with preexisting medical...
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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.
Renowned pharmacologist, molecular behavioral neuroscientist who is pursuing better treatment targets for PTSD, depression and Alzheimer’s has been named chair of the MCG Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine.
MCG scientists are exploring how improving the function of our older fat may just help our brains and lower Alzheimer’s risk.
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.
Scientists report that mice whose neurons don’t make estrogen have impaired spatial reference memory as well as recognition memory and contextual fear memory.
Dr. Xin-Yun Lu and her team have found inactive SIRT1 in the prefrontal cortex. Activating it may help turn classic symptoms of depression around, particularly in males.
Faculty at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University were recognized with Exemplary Teaching Awards for their contributions to students and residents at the state’s public medical school.
Alumna of the Summer STAR program, Three Minute Thesis competition winner and recipient of multiple Graduate Research Day awards, Grace Fox will receive yet another title at graduation: doctor.
A family of cytokines or proteins secreted by immune cells become essential to recover our sense of taste after trauma.
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.
Silence is golden when it comes to how our brains work
Dr. Carlos M. Isales, has been named chief of the department’s Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
A $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help determine whether a pear- or apple-shape physique is best for our brains.
A group of steroid hormones could provide new insight into the bone loss and deterioration that occurs with aging, researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University report. Previous research has shown that the protein histone...