UC Santa Barbara scientists turned to the simple sponge to find clues about the evolution of the complex nervous system...
Researchers discover a three molecule complex could be a target for treating Huntington's Disease, a genetic and currently incurable brain disease which causes movement disorders and dementia.
A new study ties mutations in two genes to the death of nerve cells in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other related neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers question why numerous different RNAs are transported to synapses. One reason, they suggest, is that they are stored to later help maintain long-term memory.
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism which guides the wiring of neural circuits in a developing brain.
Prader-Willi syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by an insatiable appetite, is associated with the loss of non-coding RNAs; resulting in dysregulation of the circadian and metabolic genes.
Researchers have identified small molecules which allow for control over a genetic defect responsible for adult onset muscular dystrophy.
Researchers find a single gene which encodes two separate proteins from the same sequence of messenger RNA. The finding could provide new strategies for treating SCA6.
A new study finds protein synthesis in dendrites could be responsible for long-term memory formation in the brain, in addition to other functions.
A gene mutation which causes Lesch-Nyhan syndrome could provide clues to the developmental and neurological defects noted in other neurodegenerative diseases.