Cognition and Constipation
Studies probing the connection between the microbiome and cognitive decline deepen our understanding of the gut-brain axis.
Industrial-Scale Stem Cells Are Here
Bit.bio’s new approach for reprogramming pluripotent stem cells could standardize the reliable, large-scale manufacture of cells for research and therapy.
Are You Getting Enough Flavanols?
A diet deficient in these naturally occurring compounds can lead to age-related memory loss.
What Can We Learn From Terminal Lucidity Before Death?
This mysterious end-of-life energy surge could teach us about memory, cognition, and the search for dementia treatments.
New Study Links Cognitive Performance to Disease Susceptibility
Variations in your cognitive performance before exposure to a respiratory virus can predict the severity of the infection.
Is Low-Dose Lithium a Better Solution for Major Depression?
Some studies show it’s better than SSRIs—but there’s no incentive to invest in clinical trials.
How the Brain Perceives Fear
Targeting a key molecule that helps the brain process sensory threats could lead to new treatments for PTSD, migraines, and autism.
Your Brain at the Moment of Death
Resuscitation expert Sam Parnia studies near death experiences—and how your brain can give you access to new dimensions of reality.
Rethinking Serotonin Reuptake
A new study questions whether depression is really caused by a chemical imbalance.