A calming neurotransmitter can also be excitatory, study finds

A neurotransmitter previously thought only to calm neurons may also play a role in waking them up, according to a study published in the journal PLOS Biology, a discovery which challenges the textbook view of how neurons ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU watchdog gives new ALS treatment thumbs up

Europe's medicines watchdog gave the green light Friday to a new treatment for a rare form of the neurodegenerative disease ALS, saying it should reduce the symptoms of the deadly illness.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Improving social symptoms of depression with a common anesthetic

In a recent study published in Molecular Psychiatry, researchers from Osaka University have used a mouse model of depression to reveal that one form of ketamine (a common anesthetic) in low doses can improve social impairments ...

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