Dopamine

Dopamine

New Class of Drugs Shows Promise for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

By inhibiting a previously untargeted nerve-cell receptor in the brain, researchers have discovered a new class of compounds that may be useful in the treatment of schizophrenia.

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Brain Circuit That Helps Us Evaluate Our Actions

An area of the forebrain called the basal ganglia helps people to decide which actions to take—should I eat this apple?—and whether the action had a good (the apple was tasty) or bad (the apple was rotten) outcome.

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New Compounds Show Promise in Treating Schizophrenia Symptoms

Two new small-molecule compounds tested in mice can alleviate some symptoms of schizophrenia-like behaviors, including movement abnormalities, social avoidance, and cognitive performance.

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