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Molecular pair offers potential for Parkinson's treatment, finds NTU Singapore-Harvard study
A promising molecular pair has offered hope that could lead to the development of a new treatment to slow down Parkinson's disease, a study by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Harvard University has found. (2020-05-27)
Significant differences exist among neurons expressing dopamine receptors
An international collaboration, which included the involvement of the research team from the Institut de Neurociències of the UAB (INC-UAB), has shown that neurons expressing dopamine D2 receptors have different molecular features and functions, depending on their anatomical localization within the striatum. (2020-05-13)
Parkinson's dyskinesia mechanism explained
The mechanism underlying Parkinson's dyskinesia has been unknown, until now. (2020-05-01)
Schizophrenia drug combined with radiation shows promise in treating deadly brain tumors
UCLA researchers found adding a drug once commonly used to treat schizophrenia to traditional radiation therapy helped improve overall survival in mice with glioblastoma. (2020-05-01)
New study could lead to therapeutic interventions to treat cocaine addiction
A new study explains how cocaine modifies functions in the brain revealing a potential target for therapies aimed at treating cocaine addiction. (2020-04-22)
Development of attachable sticker-type rechargeable batteries
Dr. Yoon Hana at Korea Institute of Energy Research(KIER), Professor Kim Young-Jin at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST) and Professor Kim Seungchul at Pusan National University(PNU) jointly developed 're-attachable micro-supercapacitors(MSCs) using highly swollen laser-induced-graphene electrodes' and their research findings were listed in Chemical Engineering Journal, one of the world-renowned in the field. (2020-04-14)
Sweet as: The science of how diet can change the way sugar tastes
Researchers at the University of Sydney have discovered the basic science of how sweet taste perception is fine-tuned in response to different diets. (2020-04-09)
Mount Sinai researchers discover a novel role for dopamine that impacts gene expression related to cocaine abuse
Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a new role for the brain chemical dopamine that is independent of classic neurotransmission. (2020-04-09)
Follow your gut
We may try to consciously make good food choices, but our bodies have their own way of weighing in. (2020-04-06)
How dopamine drives brain activity
Using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor that can track dopamine levels, MIT neuroscientists have discovered how dopamine released deep within the brain influences distant brain regions. (2020-04-01)
Jumping genes help make neurons in a dish
The conversion of skin cells into brain cells relies on proper insertion of L1 elements. (2020-03-26)
Lactation changes how mom's neurons communicate -- but it's reversible
Lactation temporarily changes how a mother's neurons behave, according to new research in mice published in JNeurosci. (2020-03-23)
Ritalin and similar medications cause brain to focus on benefits of work, not costs
New research from cognitive neuroscientists at Brown and Radboud universities has pinpointed how stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall can change people's motivation to complete difficult tasks. (2020-03-19)
A new window into psychosis
A recent study in mice led a team of researchers in Japan to believe that psychosis may be caused by problems with specialized nerve cells deep within the brain, as well as a certain kind of learning behavior. (2020-03-18)
The need for speed
Scientists at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore show that parallel neural pathways that bypass the brain's tight frequency control enable animals to move faster. (2020-03-12)
Neuroscientists discover new structure of important protein in the brain
A novel structure of a so-called 'neurotransmitter: sodium symporter' has been mapped at the University of Copenhagen. (2020-03-06)
Researchers discover a previously unappreciated neurotransmitter system in the brain
Within this system, the transmission of signals between neurons in the brain occurs via the trace amine-associated receptor 5 (TAAR5). (2020-03-05)
Triglycerides control neurons in the reward circuit
Energy-dense food, obesity and compulsive food intake bordering addiction: the scientific literature has been pointing to connections between these for years. (2020-03-05)
High sugar diet may impair metabolic health & maternal care after pregnancy
Rats on a high sugar diet during pregnancy have altered levels of sex steroid hormones and dopamine in their brains, which may lead to behavioural changes that can affect care of offspring and motivation, as well as increasing the risk of diabetes and liver disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. (2020-02-28)
Understanding the link between nicotine use and misuse of 'benzos'
Lately, misuse of prescription benzodiazepines (such as alprazolam or Xanax, and diazepam or Valium) has been linked to nicotine use. (2020-02-26)
Molecule offers hope for halting Parkinson's
A promising molecule has offered hope for a new treatment that could stop or slow Parkinson's, something no treatment can currently do. (2020-02-14)
Understanding how a protein wreaks havoc in the brain in Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease is a long-term (chronic) neurological condition that affects the way the brain co-ordinates body movements like walking and talking, as well as cognitive abilities. (2020-02-13)
Neurobiological mechanisms involved in the loss of control in a study in mice revealed
The study conducted in rodents reveals a specific mechanism in this crucial cortical circuit for food addiction that involves a loss of control over intake. (2020-02-07)
Novelty speeds up learning thanks to dopamine activation
Brain scientists led by Sebastian Haesler (NERF, empowered by IMEC, KU Leuven and VIB) have identified a causal mechanism of how novel stimuli promote learning. (2020-02-05)
Parkinson's disease may start before birth
People who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to EMBARGOED Cedars-Sinai research that will publish Jan. (2020-01-27)
Glutamate in the brain has unexpected qualities, researchers show with new analysis method
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University in Sweden have achieved something long thought almost impossible -- counting the molecules of the neurotransmitter glutamate released when a signal is transferred between two brain cells. (2020-01-21)
Possible Parkinson's treatment successfully targets two major nerve systems
Scientists have discovered that a non-invasive technique which could one day be used to treat Parkinson's disease, can successfully target a highly specific group of brain cells which play a key role in development of the condition. (2020-01-21)
Rich rewards: Scientists reveal ADHD medication's effect on the brain
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have identified how certain areas of the human brain respond to methylphenidate -- a stimulant drug which is used to treat symptoms of ADHD. (2020-01-17)
Researchers discover novel potential target for drug addiction treatment
New University of Minnesota Medical School research discovers a novel potential target for treating drug addiction through 'the hidden stars of the brain.' (2020-01-15)
Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain
The idea of food addiction is a very controversial topic among scientists. (2020-01-14)
Gut bacteria could guard against Parkinson's, study finds
A common bacteria that boosts digestive health can slow -- and even reverse -- build-up of a protein associated with Parkinson's, new research suggests. (2020-01-14)
Long-term memory performance depends upon gating system, study finds
Why do we remember some experiences for our entire lives but quickly forget others? (2020-01-13)
Wake up dormant dopaminergic neurons to reverse Parkinson's disease
Researchers have discovered a new mechanism for PD pathology. The study found that the movement abnormalities of PD begin in the earlier stage when dopaminergic neurons, though being alive, cannot synthesize dopamine (in a dormant state). (2020-01-09)
Study finds dopamine, biological clock link to snacking, overeating and obesity
A new study finds that the pleasure center of the brain and the brain's biological clock are linked, and that high-calorie foods -- which bring pleasure -- disrupt normal feeding schedules, resulting in overconsumption. (2020-01-02)
Evolutionary changes in brain potentially make us more prone to anxiety
Neurochemicals such as serotonin and dopamine play crucial roles in cognitive and emotional functions of our brain. (2019-12-22)
Nilotinib appears safe in Parkinson's trial; drug thought to allow dopamine replenishment
A clinical trial investigating the repurposed cancer drug nilotinib in people with Parkinson's disease finds that it is reasonably safe and well tolerated. (2019-12-16)
Research reveals how muscles talk to the brain to regulate feeding behavior
A study from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital sheds light on the mechanisms governing feeding behavior in fruit flies and how skeletal muscle communicates energy needs to the brain. (2019-12-12)
Stanford scientists pry apart party drug's therapeutic, addictive qualities
Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have succeeded in distinguishing the molecular pathway responsible for an illicit drug's abuse potential from the one behind its propensity to make people feel sociable. (2019-12-11)
New protein function could be key to treatment of drug addiction and behavioral disorders
The reward pathway of the brain causes feelings of happiness but is also involved in behavioral disorders like schizophrenia and addiction. (2019-12-05)
Designing and repurposing cell receptors
EPFL scientists have developed a computational method modeling and designing protein allostery that allows the accurate and rational engineering and even repurposing of cell receptors. (2019-12-02)
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