Researchers have discovered a neural pathway in which the brain controls a specific molecule, connected to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia which is also critical to the formation of long term memory.
Researchers have developed an experimental drug, NitroMemantine, to boost brain synapses lost in Alzheimer's disease. The drug stops the destructive cascade of brain changes which destroy connections between neurons that leads to memory loss and cognitive decline.
Researchers have discovered Mannitol, a sugar alcohol commonly found in sugar-free gum and candy, prevents clumps of the protein α-synuclein from building in the brain. This build of this protein is characteristic of Parkinson's disease. The finding could provide potential treatment options for this and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers identify two proteins linked to alertness and the sleep-wake balance. Additionally, the study showed that the quality of wakefulness affects how quickly a mammal falls asleep.
A new study uncovers unique changes in DNA structure in genes important to neuronal function in relatives with early onset, familial Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers have developed a variant of the Mu opioid receptor which has several advantages for experimentation The variant can be grown in large quantities and is water soluble, allowing for experiments and applications which have previously been challenging.
New research identifies a pair of neurons which control the feeding behavior in Drosophila fruit flies. The discovery could help scientists better understand how the brain uses stimuli and memory to produce classically conditioned responses.
Using a specially designed vibrotactile display mounted around the waste, researchers study how people use vibrotactile cues to navigate unfamiliar surroundings.
Researchers find a fruit fly's salty taste sensation strategy could apply to other animals, even humans.
According to a new study, specific MicroRNA naturally packaged into exosomes are released by stem cells after a stroke, contributing to better neurological recovery.