Study reveals receptor movement is essential for synaptic plasticity as a response to neural activity. Halting receptor movement may block specific memory acquisition, researchers report, thus confirming the role of synaptic plasticity in learning and memory.
Researchers at Salk Institute report astrocytes initiate communication between pairs of neurons during early development, inducing specific neural changes. Findings may have implications for neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD and ADHD.
Findings could help researchers develop new treatments for the most devastating forms of multiple sclerosis and other demyelinated diseases.
Researchers used a new technique to discover what happens when Parkinson's patients receive cell transplants.
A new study reports microglia can diminish the adverse changes to neural circuitry bought on by chronic cocaine use.
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.
A new study reports a protein made by astrocytes plays a critical role in brain plasticity by assisting with neural maturation and flexibility.
A new study has identified rare genetic variation in the Thorase protein that causes the breakdown of receptors at the connections between neurons in the brain. The anti-epilepsy drug perampanel can help reverse anti-social behaviors linked to schizophrenia that are associated with this genetic variation.
Researchers report low levels of NPTX2 in the brains of those with Alzheimer's disease may alter neural activity in a way that it could lead to memory loss associated with the disease.
Using cryo-electron microscopy, researchers have been able to capture how glutamate opens glutamate receptor ion channels. The Nature study provides significant insight into how receptors can mediate brain function.