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Unexpected mechanism allows CaMKII to decode calcium signaling in the brain
A new study from researchers at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) has shed light on the unexpected mechanism that allows calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase, or CaMKII, to decode and translate calcium signaling in the brain. (2019-06-26)
Researchers study healthy ALS neurons as way to understand resistance to the disease
Scientists have developed a stem-cell-based modeling system that identifies how some neurons are resistant to ALS -- a breakthrough that offers potential for battling neurodegeneration. (2019-06-25)
These neurons affect how much you do, or don't, want to eat
University of Arizona researchers have identified a network of neurons that coordinate with other brain regions to influence eating behaviors. (2019-06-25)
Mood neurons mature during adolescence
Researchers have discovered a mysterious group of neurons in the amygdala -- a key center for emotional processing in the brain -- that stay in an immature, prenatal developmental state throughout childhood. (2019-06-24)
Settling the debate on serotonin's role in sleep
New research finds that serotonin is necessary for sleep, settling a long-standing controversy. (2019-06-24)
Certain cells secrete a substance in the brain that protects neurons, USC study finds
USC researchers have discovered a secret sauce in the brain's vascular system that preserves the neurons needed to keep dementia and other diseases at bay. (2019-06-24)
Structural development of the brain
In a recent study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers reveal how the basic structure of the brain is formed. (2019-06-21)
Discovery of the cell fate switch from neurons to astrocytes in the developing brain
During mammalian brain development, neural precursor cells first generate neurons and later astrocytes. (2019-06-21)
Virtual reality takes a leap into taste
optoPAD is a newly developed system for creating virtual taste realities. (2019-06-21)
Scientists map toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer's
A team of researchers from McMaster University has mapped at atomic resolution a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer's disease, allowing them to better understand what is happening deep within the brain during the earliest stages of the disease. (2019-06-20)
Frustrated fish give up thanks to glia, not just neurons
Giving up when efforts are futile depends on glial cells called radial astrocytes, highlighting a novel computational role for the underappreciated brain cells. (2019-06-20)
Processed foods may hold key to rise in autism
University of Central Florida researchers are now a step closer to showing the link between the food pregnant women consume and the effects on a fetus' developing brain. (2019-06-20)
'Goldilocks' neurons promote REM sleep
It has been a mystery why REM sleep, or dream sleep, increases when the room temper-ature is 'just right'. (2019-06-19)
Dormant neural stem cells in fruit flies activate to generate new brain cells
Researchers in Singapore have discovered the mechanism behind how neural stem cells in fruit flies are activated to stimulate the generation of new brain cells. (2019-06-18)
Yale-led study reveals biology of leptin, the hunger hormone
In a new study, Yale researchers offer insight into leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in appetite, overeating, and obesity. (2019-06-18)
Afraid of food? The answer may be in the basal forebrain
A brain circuit in the mouse basal forebrain that is involved in perceiving the outside world, connects with and overrides feeding behaviors regulated by the hypothalamus. (2019-06-18)
Rules of brain architecture revealed in large study of neuron shape & electrophysiology
A new study from the Allen Institute for Brain Science describes a large profile of mouse neuron types based on two important characteristics of the cells: their 3D shape and their electrical behavior. (2019-06-17)
Stem cells reprogrammed into neurons could reveal drugs harmful to pregnancy
Soham Chanda, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has designed a new experimental system that can rapidly assess the pathogenic effects of a drug on a baby's developing brain. (2019-06-17)
Small cluster of neurons is off-on switch for mouse songs
Researchers at Duke University have isolated a cluster of neurons in a mouse's brain that are crucial to making the squeaky, ultrasonic 'songs' a male mouse produces when courting a potential mate. (2019-06-14)
Rheumatoid arthritic pain could be caused by antibodies
Antibodies that exist in the joints before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain even in the absence of arthritis, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report. (2019-06-13)
A matter of fine balance
How does the brain's circuitry adjust itself to make sense of the world despite the hugely different signals it receives? (2019-06-12)
Reaching and grasping -- Learning fine motor coordination changes the brain
When we train the reaching for and grasping of objects, we also train our brain. (2019-06-12)
Scientists identify a novel neural circuit mediating visually evoked innate defensive responses
Prof. WANG Liping and his colleagues ZHOU Zheng and LIU Xuemei at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed that the VTA (ventral tegmental area) GABAergic neural circuit mediates visually evoked innate defensive responses. (2019-06-12)
Research moves closer to brain-machine interface autonomy
A University of Houston biomedical engineer reports in eNeuro that a brain-computer interface, a form of artificial intelligence, can sense when its user is expecting a reward by examining the interactions between single-neuron activities and the information flowing to these neurons. (2019-06-11)
AI software reveals the inner workings of short-term memory
Research by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows how short-term, working memory uses networks of neurons differently depending on the complexity of the task at hand. (2019-06-10)
Research sheds new light on how brain stem cells are activated
This is a peer-reviewed observational study conducted in fruit flies. (2019-06-06)
How old are your organs? To scientists' surprise, organs are a mix of young and old cells
Scientists once thought that neurons, or possibly heart cells, were the oldest cells in the body. (2019-06-06)
Neurons' 'antennae' are unexpectedly active in neural computation
Dendrites, the branching extensions of most brain cells, appear to play a surprisingly large role in neurons' computational ability, according to a new MIT study. (2019-06-06)
Study shows how the nervous system can transmit information across multiple generations
A new Tel Aviv University study reveals how the nervous system can transmit information across multiple generations. (2019-06-06)
Neurons that fire alike are connected in the olfactory map
Filling a notable gap in scientists' understanding of how cells respond to 'smells' and signal to underlying neurons, researchers report that the activated cell receptors cause their cells not simply to fire, but to fire in specific patterns. (2019-06-06)
Astrocytes protect neurons from toxic buildup
Neurons off-load toxic by-products to astrocytes, which process and recycle them. (2019-05-31)
A small electrical zap to the brain could help you retrieve a forgotten memory
A study by UCLA psychologists provides strong evidence that a certain region of the brain plays a critical role in memory recall. (2019-05-31)
Research confirms gut-brain connection in autism
Up to 90% of people with autism suffer from gut problems, but nobody has known why. (2019-05-30)
Intranasal stem cell therapy restores smell in mice
A stem cell therapy delivered into the nose can restore the sense of smell in a mouse model of olfactory loss. (2019-05-30)
Analyzing a protein from the cerebrospinal fluid will help diagnose patients with prion diseases
Recently, a study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry demonstrates that very high levels of neurogranin in the cerebrospinal fluid can be detected in human patients that suffer from prion diseases. (2019-05-29)
'Mindreading' neurons capable of having expectations about the behavior of the others
Psychologists and philosophers had long suggested that simulation is the mechanism whereby humans understand the minds of others. (2019-05-28)
Inhibitory neurons have two types of impact on brain oscillations
Synchronisation is important to understanding how neurons behave, which is particularly relevant with regard to brain diseases like Alzheimer's, epilepsy and Parkinson's. (2019-05-28)
Broken brain cells repaired in dementia mouse model
Dysfunctional neurons in the hippocampus of adult female mice modeling dementia can be repaired and reconnected to distant parts of the brain, reports a new study published in JNeurosci. (2019-05-27)
New neurons form in the brain into tenth decade of life, even in people with Alzheimer's
Researchers examining post-mortem brain tissue from people ages 79 to 99 found that new neurons continue to form well into old age. (2019-05-24)
UC Davis study shows temperature alters developing nervous system in frogs
A UC Davis study that compared the effects of cold and warm temperatures on the development of frog eggs into larvae found that environmental temperature significantly changes how the nervous system develops. (2019-05-23)
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