Stress in older people increases risk for pre-Alzheimer's condition

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Feeling stressed out increases the likelihood that elderly people will develop mild cognitive impairment, often a prelude to full-blown Alzheimer's disease.

What travelling to Mars might do to the brain

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Although the stress can have many long-lasting effects on the body and mind, it appears that 18 months isnt long enough to do any permanent damage.

Poverty shrinks brains from birth

Posted in Medicine on 31st Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Studies show that children from low-income families have smaller brains and lower cognitive abilities.

How permanent stress may lead to mental disorders

Posted in Medicine on 24th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

Activated through permanent stress, immune cells in the brain can cause changes to the brain, resulting in mental disorders.

This single protein influences how your brain copes with stress

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

Scientists have discovered that a single brain protein can make some people more vulnerable to depression than others.