Researchers identify circuitry in the brain which drives compulsive drinking in rats, and likely plays a similar role in humans.
Researchers discover a protein switch which can increase or decrease memory building, depending on the signal it detects.
Researchers obtain new results which are likely to advance efforts to develop new drugs targeting NMDA receptors in the brain.
A new study reports long term memories might not be stored in synapses, as was previously thought.
According to a new study, postmortem brain tissue from females who suffered from depression had abnormally high expression levels of a number of genes which regulate the glutamate system.
Researchers have identified a mechanism which triggers the disruption in the brain's communication channels that occurs in schizophrenia.
Researchers have developed a light-sensitive switch that regulates a protein implicated in synaptic plasticity. The researchers believe the photoswitch could help shed light on learning, memory and neurodegeneration.
Brief periods of brain plasticity can provide opportunities to recover from stress disorders, researchers report.