Researchers have identified a mechanism which triggers the disruption in the brain's communication channels that occurs in schizophrenia.
A rare autoimmune disorder popularized by the autobiography and movie "Brain on Fire" is triggered by an attack on NMDA receptors. The disease occurs when antibodies attack NMDA receptors in the brain, leading to memory loss, intellectual changes, seizures, and death.
The findings in fruit fly larvae demonstrate the first known function for the sensory neurons and provide insights that could broaden the understanding of chronic pain syndromes in humans.
Researchers discover N3A receptors can reactivate following a stroke, causing neurons to become more sensitive to glutamate.
Researchers identify circuitry in the brain which drives compulsive drinking in rats, and likely plays a similar role in humans.
A new study provides clues into how the function of the most common NMDA receptor subtypes may be manipulated for clinical benefit. NMDA receptors have been implicated in a number of neurological and psychological disease, from Alzheimer's to schizophrenia.