A group of researchers from the University of Kentucky, Duke University and Max Planck Research have identified the receptors activated by two odours using a new method that tracks responses to … Continue Reading Researchers obtain the holy grail of odorant receptor identification.
In an opensource study published in the journal Brain, Saint Louis University researchers, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other academic institutions have discovered a way to block a … Continue Reading Researchers block a pain pathway in the brain.
Sleep is a critical period for memory consolidation, and most people don’t get enough. Research has shown that even brief periods of sleep deprivation can lead to deficits in memory … Continue Reading Neural circuit identified, and tweaked, to prevent memory-loss caused by sleep deprivation.
A research team from the UCLA School of Dentistry has utilized a novel technology called electric field-induced release and measurement (EFIRM) to test lung cancer patients’ saliva for epidermal growth factor … Continue Reading Researchers develop saliva-based RNA test for lung cancer.
DEET has been the gold standard of insect repellents for more than six decades, and now researchers from the University of California, Davis, scientist have discovered the exact odorant receptor … Continue Reading Scientists discover exact receptor for DEET that repels mosquitoes.
Schizophrenia is associated with increased rates and intensity of tobacco smoking. A growing body of research suggests that the relationship between schizophrenia and smoking stems, in part, from an effort … Continue Reading Smoking and schizophrenia linked by alterations in brain nicotine signals.
Dysfunction in dopamine signalling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain’s prefrontal cortex and may be an underlying cause of certain complex neuropsychiatric disorders, such … Continue Reading UCI researchers find epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders.