Study illuminates the role of non-coding mutations in autism spectrum disorder. Researchers say non-coding mutations may also shed light on an array of other neurological and health disorders.
Researchers explain how SSRI antidepressants initiate action by targeting a specific type of nerve cells. Findings may lead to the development of faster acting antidepressants.
Modifying genes essential for sensing pheromones in ants resulted in the insects' displaying deficiencies in social behaviors and reduced ability to survive within a colony.
Researchers reveal the role nucleus gigantocellularis neurons play in generalized arousal and cognition.
A recent Nature Neuroscience study reports it is glial cells, and not neurons, that direct the initial steps of brain assembly.
Infections in the intestine may contribute to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by damaging the gut's nervous system. Researchers explore why neurons in the gut die as a result of infection and how the immune system normally protects them. The findings could provide new avenues of treatment for IBS.
Normally bushy networks of neural fibers within fat tissue shrink in the absence of leptin, but grow back when the hormone is administered in drug form. The alterations influence the ability to burn energy stored in fat in mouse models.
A new study provides insight into how the brain processes visual information to help control behavior.
A new study reports patients with major depressive disorder and treatment resistant depression have decreased levels of acetyl-L-carnitine in their blood. The findings could lead to new blood tests to diagnose the nature and severity of depression.
Study documents the mechanism that updates a fly's internal compass as it turns around.