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Attention Moms! Lack of Vitamin B During Pregnancy can Cause Brain Diseases in Babies

Pregnancy. (Photo Credit: Pixabay) New research says that pregnant women who don’t have enough vitamin B could put their babies in risk of brain diseases. So apart from taking flu shots, women should ensure proper intake of vitamin B during pregnancy. The study showed that higher levels of choline a water-soluble compound, which is often… Read More »

Matter: Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying.

ImageCreditSean McSorley In 2014 John Cryan, a professor at University College Cork in Ireland, attended a meeting in California about Alzheimer’s disease. He wasn’t an expert on dementia. Instead, he studied the microbiome, the trillions of microbes inside the healthy human body. Dr. Cryan and other scientists were beginning to find hints that these microbes… Read More »

Brain plasticity restored in adult mice through targeting specific nerve cell connections

Neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine, in collaboration with colleagues at Yale University School of Medicine, have discovered a new molecular mechanism that is essential for maturation of brain function and may be used to restore plasticity in aged brains. Unlike previous research that broadly manipulated brain plasticity using approaches that affected the entire… Read More »