News and overviews and of new studies in the field of neuroscience.

Why Plants Are Good For Your Mental Health

There are many small, incremental steps you can take to improve your mental health. From eating some dark chocolate to exercising to coloring, there are plenty of easy activities and habits, especially when combined, that will serve to improve your mental health. Something that can often get overlooked — that is proving to be increasingly more effective in improving mental health — is the effect that flowers and plants can have on human

Schizophrenia Treatment Research

Cannabidiol May be a New Method for Treating Schizophrenia

Researchers have recently made some groundbreaking developments in the exploration of possible treatments of Schizophrenia. The research was conducted by Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) in New South Wales, Australia. The team’s unique approach to combating schizophrenia is through the use of a cannabis compound called cannabidiol. This is in an effort to…

Research Needed for Ketamine Use for Depression Therapy

While commonly used as an anesthetic and pain reliever, Ketamine is likely more famous as an illicit party drug, better known as K or Special K, sometimes referred to as cat or horse tranquilizers. Partially because of this negative association, many are skeptical of its viability as a valid medical treatment for depression, a use several doctors and researchers have been advocating for years.

ISU Alzheimer’s Study Links Family History to Gene Behavior

A recent study conducted by researchers at Iowa State University may have identified the missing link between a metabolic gene and Alzheimer’s Disease, a connection that has eluded scientists for years. Led by Auriel Willette, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition, the study concluded that family history can alter the behavior of TOMM40, explaining inconsistencies in previous research.