Neuroscience

How Stress Remodels the Brain

Washington, DC — Stress restructures the brain by halting the production of crucial ion channel proteins, according to research in mice recently published in JNeurosci. Stress harms the brain...

A New Way to Study HIV’s Impact on the Brain

Philadelphia, PA — Though many negative repercussions of human immunodeficiency virus infection can be mitigated with the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART), one area where medical advances haven’t...

A Molecule That Directs Neurons

Trento TN, Italy — The habenula is a small region at the centre of the brain, but is crucial for people’s lives. It is made up of groups of nerve cells that control the “neurotransmitters”...

New Brain Disorder Discovery

Parkville, Australia — A study has uncovered a new neurodegenerative disorder in which children experience developmental regression and severe epilepsy.  The study, led by the Murdoch Children’s...

New Window into Psychosis

Bunkyo City, Tokyo — A recent study in mice led a team of researchers in Japan to believe that psychosis may be caused by problems with specialized nerve cells deep within the brain, as well as a certain...

Brain-Doping Produced by Your Own Body

Munich, Germany — Erythropoietin, or Epo for short, is a notorious doping agent. It promotes the formation of red blood cells, leading thereby to enhanced physical performance – at least, that...

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