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New findings challenge one of the established views of how nerve cells communicate with one another

New findings challenge one of the established views of how nerve cells communicate with one another

Key insight into the process of normal synapse development may lead to improved treatment of conditions such as drug addiction and epilepsy

Key insight into the process of normal synapse development may lead to improved treatment of conditions such as drug addiction and epilepsy

Ingestion of afterbirth appears to promote maternal behavior in mammals

Ingestion of afterbirth appears to promote maternal behavior in mammals

Gene dynamin 2 underlies one form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Gene dynamin 2 underlies one form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

How do you remember your own name?

How do you remember your own name?

Glia cells may be essential for the normal development of nerve cells responsible for hearing and balance

Glia cells may be essential for the normal development of nerve cells responsible for hearing and balance

Turning off cell suicide switch fails to stop prion damage

Turning off cell suicide switch fails to stop prion damage

Toxic proteins explain memory loss in Alzheimer's patients

Toxic proteins explain memory loss in Alzheimer's patients

A step closer to medical treatments for neural disorders

A step closer to medical treatments for neural disorders

Prolonged abstinence, no visual problems in patients taking GVG for meth/cocaine abuse

Prolonged abstinence, no visual problems in patients taking GVG for meth/cocaine abuse

alpha4 may prove to be useful target for smoking addiction therapies

alpha4 may prove to be useful target for smoking addiction therapies

An errant enzyme linked to bipolar disorder impairs awareness, perception and reasoning

An errant enzyme linked to bipolar disorder impairs awareness, perception and reasoning

Interaction of nervous system proteins help researchers better understand age-related memory and hearing loss

Interaction of nervous system proteins help researchers better understand age-related memory and hearing loss

Study is the first to show that lowering the levels of lipid in nerve terminals affects the efficiency of neurotransmission

Study is the first to show that lowering the levels of lipid in nerve terminals affects the efficiency of neurotransmission

Relationship between brain chemical messenger glutamate and schizophrenia traits

Relationship between brain chemical messenger glutamate and schizophrenia traits

Gene responsible for management of glutamate is a promising candidate in determining risk for schizophrenia

Gene responsible for management of glutamate is a promising candidate in determining risk for schizophrenia

Mefloquine, an anti-malarial drug plays a critical role in movement, vision and memory

Mefloquine, an anti-malarial drug plays a critical role in movement, vision and memory

Research suggests the brain is a much more sensitive organ than originally perceived, sensitive to the tiniest of chemical signals

Research suggests the brain is a much more sensitive organ than originally perceived, sensitive to the tiniest of chemical signals

Size and shape of  synapses among neurons in the cerebral cortex determine long term memory capability

Size and shape of synapses among neurons in the cerebral cortex determine long term memory capability

Exercise can help brain healing process

Exercise can help brain healing process