Oxytocin, the so-called "love hormone," could help to treat cognitive disorders, including Alzheimer's disease. Researchers demonstrated oxytocin reversed the effects of amyloid-beta on hippocampal LTP in mice. The findings suggest oxytocin could be used as a therapeutic for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Findings could help researchers develop new treatments for the most devastating forms of multiple sclerosis and other demyelinated diseases.
A new study reports microglia can diminish the adverse changes to neural circuitry bought on by chronic cocaine use.
Researchers discover a protein switch which can increase or decrease memory building, depending on the signal it detects.
According to a new study, postmortem brain tissue from females who suffered from depression had abnormally high expression levels of a number of genes which regulate the glutamate system.
According to a new mathematical model of seizures, only the conductivity of the AMPA receptors in neurons in the temporal lobe significantly change, leading to stronger excitation and synaptic signals.
Researchers report neurons in the cerebellum send out their electrical signals either as a constant hum or in sudden bursts, depending on the voltage that crosses their cell membranes.