Serotonin receptor agonist discovered in a zebrafish model decreased seizure frequency in small pediatric clinical trial.
A new mechanism that controls nerve cell communication has been identified, which could be a major advance in understanding neurodegenerative disorders.
Researchers have uncovered a role for the gene FKBP5 in memory formation following traumatic events, and suggest that manipulation of the gene could help prevent PTSD.
In the first study of its kind, researchers have reported chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a series of retired association football (soccer) players, indicating a potential link between repetitive subconcussive head impacts and neurodegeneration.
Neuroscientists demonstrate that deficiency of the immune protein TREM2 has opposing effects at different stages of Alzheimer’s disease progression.
Mice with increased levels of kynurenic acid display behaviors similar to traits seen in schizophrenia patients.
Researchers report the restoration of higher levels of hearing – the equivalent of a whisper – in genetically deaf mice using a gene therapy vector.
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism utilized by Zika virus to cross the placental barrier; this has provided an insight into the virus’ ability to cause birth defects such as microcephaly.
New research demonstrates that a vitamin A deficiency whilst in the womb may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease later on in life, but that this could be reversed in newborns with vitamin supplements.
Research identifies 30 genes that could one day be utilized as therapeutic targets for Rett syndrome.