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Mouse studies offer new insights about cocaine’s effect on the brain

Newly discovered beetle species named after Rockefeller’s Daniel KronauerResearchers have determined how a specific protein regulates the brain’s response to cocaine. Their findings provide fresh insights into the neurobiology of addiction, and could lead to the development of better interventions and treatments.
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A newly discovered molecular feedback process may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s

A newly discovered molecular feedback process may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s Researchers have identified within neurons a series of molecular interactions — known as a pathway — that can dampen the production of the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid-β. These results suggest a new route in the search for therapies for this degenerative disease. More »

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Phosphorylation of WAVE1 protein remodels neuronal connections

In a paper that marks the 50th anniversary of Paul Greengard’s first Nature publication, Greengard, Yong Kim and their colleagues show how an interaction of several proteins alters neurons’ scaffolding to regulate the size and density of dendritic spines in the brain. More »

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