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Impulsive individuals tend to display aggressive behavior and have challenges ranging from drug and alcohol abuse, to problem gambling and difficult relationships.
A team of neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has succeeded in creating what amounts to a GPS system for locating and tracking a vital class of brain cells that until now has eluded comprehensive identification, particularly in living animals.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered molecular-level changes in the brains of women with major depressive disorder that link two hypotheses of the biological mechanisms that lead to the illness.
Scientists have known for some time that the hormone leptin acts in the brain to prevent obesity, but the specific underlying neurocircuitry has remained a mystery.
If you usually have a hard time picking up the latest dance moves or learning to play a new piano piece, it could be due to a lack of GABA, a chemical messenger in the brain.
Discovery could lead to new therapies for alcoholism.
Discovery Could Lead to New Therapies for Alcoholism BALTIMORE, Feb.
One of the ways in which alcohol dependence (AD) may develop is through alcohol's effects on neural signaling, such as modulation of Î³-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptors.
Newly published research led by Professor Z. Josh Huang, Ph.D., of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) sheds important new light on how neurons in the developing brain make connections with one another.