Study identifies a specific protein in sensory neurons that detects mechanical itch stimuli such as an insect crawling on the skin or when one touches an object that irritates the skin.
Researchers reveal the role corticotropin-releasing factor produced by neurons plays in alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Researchers have revealed the 3d structure of the Flycatcher1 protein channel which enables the Venus flytrap to close in response to prey. The findings shed light on how other mechanosensitive ion channels may operate in other plants, bacteria, and the human body.
Carnosic acid, a compound found in the herb rosemary, can block the interaction with the COVID-19 SARS_CoV_2 spike protein and ACE2, the protein receptor the virus uses to gain access into cells. The compound appears to have anti-inflammatory effects and has previously been associated with a reduction in Alzheimer's symptoms.
Researchers have identified hundreds of proteins that are consistently transported throughout the healthy brain via small membrane-enclosed sacs. The findings reveal a new form of communication between brain cells.
Researchers have determined the near-atomic scale structure of the anxiety-associated GPR158 receptor. The findings enable an avenue to create potential therapeutics to block the receptor in order to treat depression, stress, and other mental health disorders.
Study sheds new light on the role noncoded RNAs play at the synapse.
Researchers have identified a specific node in the brain of mice that regulates vocalizations in response to social situations. If a similar location could be found in the human brain, researchers say it could potentially lead to new insight into social dysfunctions associated with autism and depression.
A new study reveals some experimental antibody treatments for neurodegenerative disorders increase neuroinflammation. The effect was seen in human microglia, not mouse microglia. This may explain why mouse studies have shown these treatments to be effective, but the effect has not been replicated in human studies.