Serotonin can chemically attach to histone proteins in the cell nucleus to help regulate gene expression. The findings may provide a better understanding of an array of psychological disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers have identified a new type of depression. The findings may help explain why some people are resistant to current treatments for depressive disorders. The study reports on how a specific protein, RGS8, plays a role in depressive behaviors.
Researchers believe the newly understood mechanism could yield insights into more precise future treatments for nerve pain and depression.
A new study reports a lack of sleep can reduce aggression and affect reproductive fitness in fruit flies.
A new study shows a missing brain protein could lead to abnormal levels of fear.