Latest Brain-derived neurotrophic factor Stories
Altered expression and/or function of the protein BDNF, which promotes nerve cell survival, generation, and function, have been implicated in several neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer disease.
The research, published in the journal Neuroscience, finds that a protein involved in pain signaling is boosted when tissues are inflamed.
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry have discovered that nitric oxide is a powerful regulator of a molecule that plays a critical role in the development and function of the nervous system.
Study suggests mental activity could stave off age-related cognitive and memory decline.
Scientists have identified a gene they say is a strong candidate for involvement in premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and other maladies associated with the natural flux in hormones during the menstrual cycle.
Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered unexpected properties for a precursor to melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep cycles.
Draw a map of the brain when fear and anxiety are involved, and the amygdalaâ€”the brain's almond-shaped center for panic and fight-or-flight responsesâ€”looms large.
Researchers have identified a compound that mimics one of the brain's own growth factors and can protect brain cells against damage in several animal models of neurological disease.
2 major studies in 2 months make a new case for an old suspect in the mystery of how memory works.
Mice and humans with same human gene abnormality behave similarly according to study in journal Science.
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