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Growing-up in a stressful environment affects the levels of glutamate in the hippocampus in adult depresses subjects

Mood disorders are emotional disturbances consisting of prolonged periods of excessive sadness, excessive joyousness, or both. Exposure to harsh parenting practices or to maltreatment during childhood can increase individuals’ vulnerability to mood disorders and the severity of

Inner ear damage affects brain chemistry

Our ability to hear is brought about by the function of our ears. Besides the visible external ears, we have middle and inner ears. Our left and right inner ears, called cochleas (singular cochlea), translate sound vibrations

The number of AMPA receptors on the cell surface is abnormally increased in the brain of Cln3-knock-out mice

Nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other by electrical and chemical signals. The amino acid, glutamate is the main stimulatory chemical signal in the brain. When a nerve terminal releases glutamate, it binds and activates