Neuroscience

Researchers uncover how kappa opioid receptors drive anxiety

University of North Carolina researchers uncovered a cellular mechanism by which kappa opioid receptors (KOR) drive anxiety. These proteins inhibit the release of the neurotransmitter glutamate in a part of the brain that ...

Neuroscience

Gene discovery reveals mechanism behind how we think

Our brains are marvels of connectivity, packed with cells that continually communicate with one another. This communication occurs across synapses, the transit points where chemicals called neurotransmitters leap from one ...

Medical research

Molecule key to sustaining brain communication

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have discovered the powerful role the molecule Myosin VI plays in communication between nerve cells in the brain.

Neuroscience

Molecular duo dictate weight and energy levels

Yale University researchers have discovered a key cellular mechanism that may help the brain control how much we eat, what we weigh, and how much energy we have.

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