While most studies focus on maternal effects on offspring, this new study with animal models suggests a father's life exposure to stress can increase an unborn child's risk of stress-related illnesses, including...
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Many studies point to bipolar disorder as having a very strong genetic base. As with most mental illnesses, it is suspected that a large number of genes are involved. Bipolar disorder is a very heterogeneous illness, with...
Many studies have shown that schizophrenia is a highly heritable disorder; that it is largely triggered by inherited genetic mutations or abnormal changes in the composition and function of genes. But genetic errors...
You don’t have to be a neuroscientist to know that certain of our mental faculties decline as we age. Memory is one instance or, in many people, the ability to concentrate. A NARSAD Distinguished Investigator at Yale...
The adult mammalian brain can generate new cells, an ability crucial to healthy brain functioning but one that can be compromised by aging or illness. In the June 24 issue of the journal Cell, Brain & Behavior...