Neuroscience

Oxytocin: The love hormone that holds the key to better memory

Oxytocin (OXT) is a hormone that is known for its effects on psychological well-being and emotional bonding in animals. Interestingly, research has shown that this natural chemical in the brain plays a crucial role in other ...

Neuroscience

Making young mice old in a matter of three weeks

In a paper recently published in PNAS Nexus, researchers from the Department of Comparative Biosciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign describe how they were able to inhibit the activity of a specific neuronal ...

Neuroscience

Excitatory neural receptors aid development of adult-born neurons

A unique interaction between an excitatory neural receptor and a chloride transporter are critical for development of adult-born neurons in the dentate gyrus, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Cell Reports.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cell antennas lacking in Fragile X syndrome, study finds

Structures called primary cilia—which act like TV antennas for cells to detect signals—are present in fewer numbers in mice born with Fragile X syndrome, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science ...

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