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Stem cells with 'dual identity' linked to loss of smell from sinus inflammation
In experiments with mice and human tissue samples, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that neuronal stem cells in the part of the nose responsible for the sense of smell transform themselves to perpetuate the long-term inflammation in chronic sinusitis. (2019-09-19)
The brain may actively forget during dream sleep
In a study of mice, a team of Japanese and US researchers show that REM sleep may be a time when the brain actively forgets. (2019-09-19)
ALS gene may be a hitchhiker's guide to the neuron
Researchers discovered that annexin A11, a gene linked to a rare form of ALS, may play a critical role in the transport of important, RNA encoded housekeeping instructions throughout neurons. (2019-09-19)
The path of breast-to-brain cancer metastasis
Scientists at EPFL's Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research have discovered a signaling pathway that breast tumors exploit to metastasize to the brain. (2019-09-18)
The sleep neuron in threadworms is also a stop neuron
The nervous system of the threadworm C. elegans is simple at first sight: it consists of 302 neurons, some of which, however, have several functions. (2019-09-16)
Researchers build microscopic biohybrid robots propelled by muscles, nerves
Researchers have developed soft robotic devices driven by neuromuscular tissue that triggers when stimulated by light -- bringing mechanical engineering one step closer to developing autonomous biobots. (2019-09-16)
Discovery concerning the nervous system overturns a previous theory
It appears that when our nervous system is developing, only the most viable neurons survive, while immature neurons are weeded out and die. (2019-09-12)
New insights into how astrocytes help the brain process information
A collaboration between the laboratories of Vincent Bonin (NERF, empowered by VIB, imec and KU Leuven) and Matthew Holt (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research) reveals that noradrenaline plays a key role in how astrocytes -- star-shaped cells in the brain closely associated with neurons -- track distinct information during behavior. (2019-09-12)
Gene therapy helps functional recovery after stroke
A new gene therapy turns glial cells -- abundant support cells in the brain -- into neurons, repairing damage that results from stroke and significantly improving motor function in mice. (2019-09-11)
Scientists listed ways of applying genetic engineering to treat Parkinson's disease
Researchers of Sechenov University and University of Pittsburgh described the most promising strategies in applying genetic engineering for studying and treating Parkinson's disease. (2019-09-10)
'Clamp' regulates message transfer between mammal neurons
Today, in the journal Nature Communications, Edwin Chapman, a professor of neuroscience at University of Wisconsin-Madison, has described a key component of the nerve biology system -- the brake, or 'clamp,' that prevents the fusion pore from completing its formation and opening. (2019-09-09)
The birth of vision, from the retina to the brain
How do neurons differentiate to become individual components of the visual system? (2019-09-09)
Preventing the onset of schizophrenia in mouse model
Although predisposing processes occur earlier, schizophrenia breaks out at young adulthood, suggesting it might involve a pathological transition during late brain development in predisposed individuals. (2019-09-09)
Researchers describe the epigenetic fingerprints everyday experiences leave in neurons
An international study led by researchers from the Instituto de Neurosciencias, UMH-CSIC in Alicante presents a novel multi-omic analysis of the changes in the organization of the genetic material of neurons triggered by neuronal activation both in a pathological (epilepsy) and in a physiological context (learning and memory). (2019-09-09)
Brain cells that suppress drug cravings may be the secret to better addiction medicines
Scientists from Scripps Research have shed light on poorly understood brain mechanisms that suppress drug and alcohol cravings, uncovering new insights that may help in the development of better addiction medicines. (2019-09-09)
The role of GABA neurons in the central circadian clock has been discovered
Temporal order of physiology and behavior is regulated by the central circadian clock located in the SCN. (2019-09-07)
How do we get so many different types of neurons in our brain?
SMU (Southern Methodist University) researchers have discovered another layer of complexity in gene expression, which could help explain how we're able to have so many billions of neurons in our brain. (2019-09-06)
Zika virus infects the adult human brain and causes memory deficits in animal models
A new study conducted by Brazilian researchers found that Zika virus infects and replicates in adult human brain tissue. (2019-09-05)
MouseLight project maps 1,000 neurons (and counting) in the mouse brain
Janelia Research Campus scientists have mapped more than 1,000 neurons in the mouse brain. (2019-09-05)
Innovative technique for labeling and mapping inhibitory neurons reveals diverse tuning profile
Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience uncovered a diverse palette of inhibition within layer 2/3 of the visual cortex, suggestive of a more complex functional connectivity that may allow for enhanced flexibility of neuronal responses. (2019-09-05)
New insight into motor neuron death mechanisms could be a step toward ALS treatment
Researchers have made an important advance toward understanding why certain cells in the nervous system are prone to breaking down and dying, which is what happens in patients with ALS and other neurodegenerative disorders. (2019-09-04)
Brain circuit connects feeding and mood in response to stress
An international team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine looked into the possibility of crosstalk between eating and mood and discovered a brain circuit in mouse models that connects the feeding and the mood centers of the brain. (2019-09-04)
The neurobiological mechanisms behind schizophrenia may depend on gender
The neurobiological pathophysiology of schizophrenia differs significantly between males and females, according to a new study. (2019-09-03)
Researchers find a new pathological mediator of ALS
A research collaboration based in Japan has found a new pathological mediator of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which could have further implications for understanding the molecular breakdown that gives rise to the neurodegenerative disease that affects nearly half a million people around the world. (2019-09-02)
Blue Brain finds how neurons in the mouse neocortex form billions of synaptic connections
Researchers at EPFL's Blue Brain Project, a Swiss brain research Initiative, have combined two high profile, large-scale datasets to produce something completely new -- a first draft model of the rules guiding neuron-to-neuron connectivity of a whole mouse neocortex. (2019-08-29)
Study discovers abnormal expression of genes in psychopathy
The expression of many genes that have previously been associated with autism is abnormal also in violent psychopathy, a new study shows. (2019-08-29)
A new drug could revolutionize the treatment of neurological disorders
The international team of scientists from Gero Discovery LLC, the Institute of Biomedical Research of Salamanca, and Nanosyn, Inc. has found a potential drug that may prevent neuronal death through glucose metabolism modification in stressed neurons. (2019-08-28)
Brain stem cells have a good memory
During embryogenesis, dozens of types of neurons with distinct functions come together to form the circuits that drive our thoughts and actions. (2019-08-28)
Researchers identify a gene linked to needing less sleep
The genetics of circadian rhythms have been well studied in recent years, but much less is known about other types of genes that play a role in sleep. (2019-08-28)
Signal blocks stem cell division in the geriatric brain
Scientists from Basel have investigated the activity of stem cells in the brain of mice and discovered a key mechanism that controls cell proliferation. (2019-08-28)
Honeybee brain development may enhance waggle dance communication
Changes in a vibration-sensitive neuron may equip forager honeybees for waggle dance communication, according to research recently published in eNeuro. (2019-08-26)
Breaching the brain's defense causes epilepsy
Epileptic seizures can happen to anyone. But how do they occur and what initiates such a rapid response? (2019-08-26)
How memories form and fade
Caltech researchers identify the neural processes that make some memories fade rapidly while other memories persist over time. (2019-08-23)
Brain's astrocytes play starring role in long-term memory
Salk researchers discover that star-shaped cells called astrocytes help the brain establish long-lasting memories. (2019-08-23)
Cell suicide could hold key for brain health and food security
Research into the self-destruction of cells in humans and plants could lead to treatments for neurodegenerative brain diseases and the development of disease-resistant plants. (2019-08-22)
Scratching the surface of how your brain senses an itch
Light touch plays a critical role in everyday tasks, such as picking up a glass or playing a musical instrument, as well as for detecting the touch of, say, biting insects. (2019-08-22)
New method classifies brain cells based on electrical signals
A team of neuroscientists at the University of Tuebingen and MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory shows how to distinguish four classes of brain cells by their spike waveforms. (2019-08-22)
Brain finds order amidst chaos
How does the brain find order amidst a sea of noise and chaos? (2019-08-22)
Multi-tasking protein at the root of neuropathic pain
Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition resulting from nerve injury and is characterized by increased pain sensitivity. (2019-08-20)
Single protein plays important dual transport roles in the brain
Edwin Chapman of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of Wisconsin-Madison reports that halting production of synaptotagmin 17 (syt-17) blocks growth of axons. (2019-08-19)
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