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Activity-dependent regulation of release probability at excitatory hippocampal synapses: A crucial role of fragile X mental retardation protein in neurotransmission

Posted on April 4, 2014

Wang XS, Peng CZ, Cai WJ, Xia J, Jin D, Dai Y, Luo XG, Klyachko VA, Deng PY; European Journal of Neuroscience 2014 Read More

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New target explored for psychiatric drug development

Posted on February 19, 2014

From the WUSTL Newsroom… In a surprising discovery, neuroscientists have found that a breakdown product of cholesterol in the brain may be a target for developing new drugs to treat schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Although the research is in its early stages, the finding comes at a crucial time. Most existing drugs to treat schizophrenia work in similar ways, targeting dopamine receptors in the brain, but many patients don’t respond well to the medications or … Read More

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