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 have identified 40 new genes they believe are related to aggressive behavior in both humans and mice. The findings deepen understanding of the genetic basis of aggressiveness.
A new study provides a possible explanation as to what causes cognitive and memory problems associated with chemotherapy treatments.
The FGF signaling pathway is an important extracellular regulator in the fate of neural stem cells switching from neurons to astrocytes in the cerebral cortex.
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.
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."
Hepatitis C virus increases the expression of SOCS, dulling the normal immune system response to viral infections. This may explain why Hepatitis C 'hides' in the immune system, leading to a lack of diagnosis in those suffering the infection.
A plasma membrane protein affects the generation of new neurons in the adult hippocampus, a new study reports.