A recent study indicates microRNAs may play a far more important role in memory formation than previously thought. The research suggests microRNA—miR-182 is involved in developing memory in the amgydala.
Scientists studying a rare genetic disorder have identified a molecular pathway that may play a role in schizophrenia, according to new research. The findings may one day guide researchers to new treatment options for people with schizophrenia – a devastating disease that affects approximately 1 percent of the world’s population.
Recent findings by an international collaboration including IRCM researchers hold new implications for the pathogenesis of myotonic dystrophy.
MicroRNAs key to memory and learning process. Studying tiny bits of genetic material that control protein formation in the brain, Johns Hopkins scientists say they have new clues to how memories are made and how drugs might someday be used to stop disruptions in the process that lead to mental illness and brain wasting diseases. [...]
Understanding glioblastoma at the genetic, molecular level Glioblastoma is the most common and most lethal form of brain tumor in people. Research published in the International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design offers a novel way to determine what biological functions go awry when the tumor first begins to form. Understanding the problems at [...]
Neuroscientists found that the specific microRNA, microRNA-29 (miR-29), can make brain cells resistant to programmed cell death. The researchers injected miR-29 into young mice neurons and found that the neurons became resistant to apoptosis and to multiple programmed cell death signals. It is proposed that microRNA-29 enhances resistance to apoptosis by interacting with at least [...]