Can mammary glands ‘remember’ pregnancy?

Can mammary glands ‘remember’ pregnancy?

It’s possible that mammary glands ‘remember’ pregnancy. New research suggests that pregnancy causes epigenetic changes that can help increase milk production in future pregnancies. When comparing mice that had been pregnant before with first-time moms, researchers found that mammary glands showed signs of milk production more quickly in the mice that had already had litters. […]

The Gut-Brain Connection-Bacterial Cognition

The Gut-Brain Connection-Bacterial Cognition

Yet more evidence continues to support the use of probiotics connected to learning, memory, and now anxiety. Researchers at the University of Cork in Ireland have compared two different types of Bifidobacterium and how they affect mouse behavior. In skill tests of object recognition, and spatial learning and memory, the mice that were given Bifidobacterium […]

The Aging of Memory

The Aging of Memory

Forgetting is something that many of us worry about as we get older. Then we start to wonder if we are getting Alzheimer’s disease or something else. Relax. It probably isn’t Alzheimer’s, but the natural way our brain ages. The brain cells called neurons lose their connections between each other that can cause long term […]

Treating Huntington’s Disease For the Next Generation

Treating Huntington’s Disease For the Next Generation

Genetic diseases are passed from parent to child; diseases like cancer, mental illness, Huntington’s disease and others. But what if there was a way to lessen the impact to your children? Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute are studying the possibility!! It’s all about epigenetics.   Epigenetics is studying the effect of how outside forces like […]

Alzheimer’s answers… from a snail?

Alzheimer’s answers… from a snail?

What do humans and snails have in common? No, it’s not the start of a bad joke. You may be surprised to know that snails are providing researchers with a better understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease! And thanks to snails, new research suggests that it might be possible for Alzheimer’s patients to retrieve lost memories. So […]

Octopuses are awesome. See why …

Octopuses are awesome. See why …

Octopuses are pretty awesome. Not only can they camouflage themselves by changing colors and imitating other animals to blend into their surroundings, but they can teach researchers about the brain’s ability to store and recall memories. Studying the octopus has led to new understanding of linguistics (ever wonder what an octopus and your tongue have […]