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Latest Molecular neuroscience Stories

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.

2011-10-11 17:55:39

A tiny piece of a critical receptor that fuels the brain and without which sentient beings cannot live has been discovered by University at Buffalo scientists as a promising new drug target for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.

2011-10-03 13:22:38

Psychiatric ailments such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder or anxiety states are often associated with disturbances in the metabolism of the neurotransmitter serotonin.

2011-09-29 09:24:18

Nicolas G. Bazan, MD, Ph.D, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, and David Stark, an MD/Ph.D student working in his lab, have discovered how a key chemical neurotransmitter that interacts with two receptors in the brain promotes either normal function or a disease process -- determining whether brain cells live or die.

2011-08-17 12:16:52

Neuroscientists have identified a natural protection mechanism in some of the brain's nerve cells during the onset of stroke.

2011-08-10 22:41:10

Researchers studying mice are getting closer to understanding how stress affects mood and motivation for drugs.

2011-06-16 13:21:10

Structural biologists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have obtained a precise molecular map of the binding site for an allosteric inhibitor in a subtype of the NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor, which is commonly expressed in brain cells.

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2011-04-28 09:03:23

A new study reveals a novel gene associated with major depression.


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palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
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