The researchers knocked out the Erk gene during peripheral nervous system development in mice. The researchers noticed the neurons of these knock-out mice were largely unaffected, but Schwann cells were "just devastated at every stage of development."
A new study supports p38α MAPK as a possible clinical target for treating central nervous system disorders associated with uncontrolled brain inflammation, including TBI.
A new study provides a possible explanation as to what causes cognitive and memory problems associated with chemotherapy treatments.
Researchers have successfully activated the brain's opioid receptors using optogenetics.
Researchers have identified key underlying biological processes that involve some of the hundreds of genes known to contribute to the risk of autism spectrum disorders.
Researchers discover a decline in glucose levels in the brain that occurs during the early stages of MCI.
A new study finds wine-derived human gut metabolites may have neuroprotective capabilities.
A plasma membrane protein affects the generation of new neurons in the adult hippocampus, a new study reports.
NIH researchers have identified a set of genes they believe could explain why some people need more, or less, sleep that others. The findings could help to develop new treatments for a variety of sleep disorders from insomnia to narcolepsy.