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Nerve Cells Gatekeepers Take Many Forms

Using sophisticated imaging and statistical methods, the scientists employed single-molecule FRET imaging techniques to establish a beachhead at the NMDA receptor gate that, when activated, allows ions to flow through the nerve cell's membrane. FRET stands for Förster resonance energy transfer. It is a way to use the light emitted by

Diabetes Medicine Reduces Parkinson’s Risk

Researchers at the Department of Clinical Medicine at the University of Bergen (UiB) have discovered that medical treatment against diabetes reduces the risk of getting Parkinson´s disease by 35 per cent. "We have made an important discovery, which takes us a step further towards solving the Parkinson´s riddle," says researcher Charalampos

Scientists Discover Brain Area which can be Targeted for Treatment in Patients with Schizophrenia Who ‘Hear Voices’

"This is the first controlled trial to precisely determine an anatomically defined brain area where high frequency magnetic pulses can improve the hearing of voices," said lead researcher, Professor Sonia Dollfus (University of Caen, CHU, France). Schizophrenia is a serious long-term mental health problem. People with schizophrenia experience a range of

Neuroticism May Postpone Death for Some

"Our findings are important because they suggest that being high in neuroticism may sometimes have a protective effect, perhaps by making people more vigilant about their health," says lead researcher Catharine R. Gale of the University of Edinburgh and University of Southampton. By definition, people with high levels of neuroticism are

New Intracellular Dopamine Receptor Function May Offer Hope to Schizophrenia Patients

Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that plays an important role in controlling movement, emotion and cognition. Dopamine dysfunction is believed to be one of the causes of disorders like Schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Parkinson's disease. Now, a new function of intracellular dopamine receptor (D2LR) has

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