Center for Molecular Neuroscience

Clues to retinal cell degeneration

A reversible chemical modification of rhodopsin, a receptor for light, plays a role in the degeneration of retinal cells.

Alcohol’s molecular mediators

Therapeutic agents focusing on the brain region involved in stress-induced relapse may be effective in preventing relapse in patients with alcohol use disorders.

Fine-tuned protein makes memories

Researchers discover new wrinkles in how proteins build memories.

Cocaine’s effects on the teenage brain

Cocaine exposure during the teen years causes long-lasting brain and behavioral changes in rats.