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Latest Molecular neuroscience Stories

2012-10-26 00:35:45

Scientists may have discovered why the standard treatment for Parkinson's disease is often effective for only a limited period of time.

Sleep And Alzheimer’s Disease
2012-09-06 09:24:34

A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis involving laboratory mice found that sleep disruption could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease.

Glowing Molecules Help Scientists Track Serotonin
2012-07-02 10:08:10

Researchers have succeeded in tracking a single protein that regulates the neurotransmitter serotonin, making it possible to study the dynamics of the protein which regulates mood, appetite and sleep, at an unprecedented level of detail.

2012-03-20 16:56:28

Early disruptions in serotonin signaling in the brain may contribute to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and other "enduring effects on behavior," Vanderbilt University researchers report.

2012-02-21 14:06:49

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have designed, produced and patented a new chemical compound for the possible treatment of brain damage caused by stroke.

Mouse Study Sheds Light On Controlling Hunger
2012-02-08 14:40:15

Researchers have revealed that the neural circuits controlling hunger and eating behaviors are also controlled by plasticity.

2012-02-08 14:33:52

Some unusual alliances are necessary for you to wiggle your fingers, researchers report.

2012-01-10 21:35:36

When nerve cells communicate with one another, specialized receptor molecules on their surfaces play a central role in relaying signals between them.

2011-12-21 22:46:41

A brain cell type found where habits are formed and movement is controlled has receptors that work like computer processors to translate regular activities into habits.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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