Oxytocin, a hormone commonly associated with love and bonding in humans, causes starfish to turn their stomachs inside-out to feed. The findings provide vital new evidence for the evolutionary role of oxytocin and vasopressin neuropeptides as regulators of feeding in animals.
Researchers report huntingtin plays a critical role in long-term memory.
Teenage binge drinking is linked to altered gene expression in the brain, specifically the central nucleus of the amygdala. Adolescent rats exposed to alcohol had increased levels of miR-137, resulting in lower expression of proteins essential for healthy neuron growth. During adulthood, these rats displayed higher levels of anxiety and an increased preference for alcohol consumption.
A new study in JCB reveals the mechanisms behind anastasis, a process that allows cells to recover from the brink of programmed cell death.
A new study reveals a possible biochemical mechanism which underlies the formation of long-term memories.
A new study reports researchers have identified a mechanism that aids the growth of glioblastoma brain cancer. By blocking the mechanism, researchers were able to halt the progression of the tumors.
A new blood test can accurately predict whether a person will respond to common antidepressants.
Researchers have identified new subtypes of neurons in the hypothalamus and determined the function of a dopamine neuron.
Researchers have identified different neuron types and provided a new list of genes associated with schizophrenia. The findings could pave the way for developing new targeted therapies to treat the condition.