People have a tendency to form friendships with others who have a similar natural body odor, a new study reports. Using an electronic eNose to "smell" body odor, researchers were able to predict the quality of social interaction between strangers.
Ketamine's antidepressant effect is a result of the enhancement of Kcnq2 potassium channels in a certain subtype of glutamate-sensitive neurons.
Study sheds new light on how the brain regulates hunger. The findings may help with the development of new drugs to fight obesity.
Women who experience unexplained repeated pregnancy loss (uRPL) process olfactory signals related to male body odor differently to other women. Those who experience uRPL are better able to identify the smell of their spouse.
c-Fos accumulates in the nucleus of peripheral nerve cells of mouse models of chronic pain. Researchers identified around 30 existing drugs that appear to target the importin alpha-3-c-Fos pathway to help treat chronic pain.
Researchers have developed a sniff test that can detect which patients in a vegetative state following a TBI will regain consciousness.
Hippocampal short-wave ripples trigger spontaneous recollections and reinstate cortical representation during free recall of episodic memories.
Researchers report the neural code of the prefrontal cortex is more efficient than the amygdala in both humans and primates. The lower resistance of the amygdala to errors in humans may play a role in exaggerated survival responses, such as those seen in anxiety and PTSD.
Researchers report helping the immune system clear away old senescent cells in aging mice helped to restore youthful characteristics. The findings could have implications for reversing the effects of aging in humans.