News tagged with neurotransmitter glutamate
Using spinning disk microscopy on barely day-old zebra fish embryos, University of Oregon scientists have gained a new window on how synapse-building components move to worksites in the central nervous system.
Neuroscience Apr 18, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Since the 1960s, psychiatrists have been hunting for substances made by the body that might accumulate in abnormally high levels to produce the symptoms associated with schizophrenia. In particular, there was a search for ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 14, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Doctors may in the future be able to take a blood test to determine if a patient is suicidal, hopefully decreasing the number of people taking their own lives.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Antipsychotic drugs, used in the treatment of psychotic disorders involving severe delusions and hallucinations, have been studied for more than 70 years. Currently available antipsychotic drugs, however, only alleviate certain ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Scientists have found an early step in how the brain's inhibitory cells get excited.
Neuroscience Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have found the first proof that a chemical in the brain called glutamate is linked to suicidal behavior, offering new hope for efforts to prevent people from taking their own ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Researchers using a new approach to identifying genes associated with depression have found that variants in a group of genes involved in transmission of signals by the neurotransmitter glutamate appear to increase the risk ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 13, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A brain pathway that is stimulated by traumatic or fearful experiences can be disrupted by two compounds that show promise for preventing post-traumatic stress disorder, Indiana University researchers reported.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
People who bear the genetic mutation for Huntington's disease learn faster than healthy people. The more pronounced the mutation was, the more quickly they learned. This is reported by researchers from the Ruhr-Universität ...
Neuroscience Sep 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered a cause-and-effect relationship between two well-established biological risk factors for schizophrenia previously believed to be independent of one another.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Neuropsychiatric conditions such as autism, schizophrenia and epilepsy involve an imbalance between two types of synapses in the brain: excitatory synapses that release the neurotransmitter glutamate, and ...
Neuroscience Jun 22, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have identified commensal bacteria in the human intestine that produce a neurotransmitter that may play a role in preventing or treating inflammatory ...
Inflammatory disorders Jun 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that a protein may help prevent the kind of brain damage that occurs in babies with cerebral palsy.
Neuroscience Nov 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
German neurobiologists have found that certain receptors for the neurotransmitter glutamate determine the architecture of nerve cells in the developing brain. Individual receptor variants lead to especially long and branched ...
Neuroscience Oct 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
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 ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Oct 11, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 0 |
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