A new study challenges existing theories about how benzodiazepines, such as valium, work to calm nerves. Researchers report a 'sticky' gene called Shisa7 plays a critical role in the regulation of inhibitory neural circuits, and the sedative effects benzodiazepines have on circuit activity.
Amyloid beta deposits influence brain activity during sleep and impair memory formation.
Researchers report medications that boost the effect of naturally produced opioids may be better at reducing anxiety and fear than receptor binding opioids.
According to researchers, women who are severely depressed have decreased chances of becoming pregnant.
Mouse study reveals synaptic loss associated with a daily sleep-inducing dose of diazepam for several weeks leads to cognitive impairments. However, the effect was reversible after discontinuing benzodiazepine use.
According to a new study, experimentally increasing the activity of a subclass of nerve cells that produce GABA has an antidepressant effect in mice.
Researchers have developed new therapeutic molecules that appear to assist in reversing memory loss associated with depression and aging.
Researchers report 10 percent of people who have attended EDM events have misused opioids in the past 12 months. The number, researchers say, exceeds national averages. Oxycontin was reported to be the most widely misused drug within the scene.
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism that allows neural networks to protect against the spread of secondary brain damage as seen in TBI and ischemic stroke.