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First structural views of the NMDA receptor in action will aid drug development

00:01:26 | May 17, 2016

Category: Research

Structural biologists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and Janelia Research Campus/HHMI, have obtained snapshots of the activation of an important type of brain-cell receptor. Dysfunction of the receptor has been implicated in a range of neurological illnesses, and understanding how it functions has revealed new potential targets for treatment.