A new study reports sensory stimulation during the first two weeks of life is critical for establishing brain networks that help map sensation.
Researchers have been able to obtain images of the NMDA receptor in different states.
Familial hemiplegic migraine type 2 (FHM2) causes a malfunction of astrocytes in the cingulate cortex. Manipulating astrocytes in the cingulate cortex reversed the disfunction, preventing an increase in migraine-like symptoms in mice carrying the FHM2 defect.
A new study looks at the role glutamate plays in neuromuscular development.
Ketamine alters neural activity in the cerebral cortex, silencing normally active neurons and activating neurons that are normally inactive. The ketamine activity-induced "switch" in brain regions associated with depression may help explain its treatment effects.