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New tools will enhance the specificity of imaging in the mouse brain
It's a big question in neuroscience: How does structure and activity in the brain relate to function? (2020-06-22)
Adult-born neurons grow more than their infancy-born counterparts
Adult-born neurons keep growing and contributing to brain flexibility long after neurogenesis declines, according to research in rats published in JNeurosci. (2020-06-22)
Protecting the neuronal architecture
Protecting nerve cells from losing their characteristic extensions, the dendrites, can reduce brain damage after a stroke. (2020-06-05)
Cutting edge two-photon microscopy system breaks new grounds in retinal imaging
In a recent breakthrough, a team of HKUST scientists developed an adaptive optics two-photon excitation fluorescence microscopy using direct wavefront sensing for high-resolution in vivo fluorescence imaging of mouse retina, which allow in vivo fundus imaging at an unprecedented resolution after full AO correction. (2020-05-20)
MRI scanning assists with next generation battery design
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide an effective way of supporting the development of the next generation of high-performance rechargeable batteries, according to research led by the University of Birmingham. (2020-04-29)
Scientists discover new features of molecular elevator
Biophysicists have visualized a nearly complete transport cycle of the mammalian glutamate transporter homologue from archaea. (2020-04-19)
NCAM2 protein plays a decisive role in the formation of structures for cognitive learning
The molecule NCAM2, a glycoprotein from the superfamily of immunoglobulins, is a vital factor in the formation of the cerebral cortex, neuronal morphogenesis and formation of neuronal circuits in the brain, as stated in the new study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex. (2020-03-13)
'Spillway' for electrons could keep lithium metal batteries from catching fire
UC San Diego nanoengineers developed a safety feature that prevents lithium metal batteries from rapidly overheating and catching fire in case of an internal short circuit. (2020-03-12)
Potassium metal battery emerges as a rival to lithium-ion technology
In research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrate how they can overcome a persistent challenge known as dendrites to create a metal battery that performs nearly as well as a lithium-ion battery, but relies on potassium -- a much more abundant and less expensive element. (2020-03-02)
Scientists develop a composite membrane for long-life zinc-based flow batteries
Researchers led by Profs. LI Xianfeng from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently developed a composite membrane for long-life zinc-based flow batteries. (2020-02-24)
Ultrasound device improves charge time and run time in lithium batteries
Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed an ultrasound-emitting device that brings lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, one step closer to commercial viability. (2020-02-18)
Researchers show advance in next-generation lithium metal batteries
A Washington State University research team has developed a way to address a major safety issue with lithium metal batteries - an innovation that could make high-energy batteries more viable for next-generation energy storage. (2020-02-18)
MTU engineers examine lithium battery defects
Lithium dendrites cause poor performance and even explosions in batteries with flammable liquid electrolytes. (2020-01-24)
A new method to study lithium dendrites could lead to better, safer batteries
Lithium ion batteries often grow needle-like structures between electrodes that can short out the batteries and sometimes cause fires. (2020-01-09)
Gut microbes may improve stroke recovery
New research shows that short chain fatty acids could help protect brain cells from damage caused by inflammation after a stroke. (2020-01-08)
Harnessing the microbiome to improve stroke recovery
Supplementing the body's short chain fatty acids can improve stroke recovery, according to research in mice recently published in JNeurosci. (2020-01-02)
Newly identified dendritic action potentials give humans unique brain power
Newly discovered action potentials in neuronal dendrites neurons uniquely amplify the computational power of the human brain, according to a new study. (2020-01-02)
New polymer material may help batteries become self-healing, recyclable
Lithium-ion batteries are notorious for developing internal electrical shorts that can ignite a battery's liquid electrolytes, leading to explosions and fires. (2019-12-23)
IU team identifies potential target for restoring movement after spinal cord injury
Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have made several novel discoveries in the field of spinal cord injuries (SCI). (2019-12-20)
Radiation breaks connections in the brain
One of the potentially life-altering side effects that patients experience after cranial radiotherapy for brain cancer is cognitive impairment. (2019-12-16)
Dendrites filtering neuron's excitement
Kyoto University research shows that Purkinje cell dendrites filter out signals to the Soma. (2019-12-06)
Nobel Laureate Prof. John B. Goodenough discusses lithium-ion batteries in Science China Chemistry
Prof. Goodenough recently published a perspective article entitled 'A Perspective on the Li-Ion Batteries' in Science China Chemistry and discussed the history, current challenges, and promising research directions of lithium-ion batteries, the ubiquitous energy-storage devices in electronics. (2019-10-18)
Scientists pinpoint cause of harmful dendrites and whiskers in lithium batteries
Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures -- known as dendrites and whiskers -- that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire. (2019-10-14)
Scientists advance search for memory's molecular roots
The mechanism of a large, multidomain protein perfectly suited to help store long-term memories in neurons is detailed for the first time by researchers at Rice University, the University of Houston and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. (2019-08-26)
Coating developed by Stanford researchers brings lithium metal battery closer to reality
A Stanford-led research team invented a new coating that could finally make lightweight lithium metal batteries safe and long lasting, which could usher in the next generation of electric vehicles. (2019-08-26)
Super-resolution microscopy sheds light on how dementia protein becomes dysfunctional
University of Queensland researchers have used super-resolution microscopy to observe key molecules at work inside living brain cells, further unravelling the puzzle of memory formation and the elusive causes of dementia. (2019-08-01)
Advance in understanding of all-solid-state batteries
In a new paper published by Nature Materials entitled 'Critical Stripping Current Leads to Dendrite Formation on Plating in Lithium Anode Solid Electrolyte Cells,' Faraday Institution researchers at the University of Oxford have taken a step forward in understanding the mechanisms by which solid-state batteries fail -- a necessary prerequisite to avoiding such failures. (2019-07-31)
Neurobiology -- sushi for synapses
Synapses between nerve cells in the brain undergo constant remodeling, which is the basis of learning. (2019-07-25)
Marathon-running molecule could speed up the race for new neurological treatments
Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered a new process that sets the fastest molecular motor on its marathon-like runs through our neurons. (2019-07-12)
Researchers elucidate mechanism between exercise and improved motor learning
Researchers in Jinan University, China has identified a critical molecular pathway that underlies exercise-improved neural plasticity and cognitive functions. (2019-07-03)
A cold-tolerant electrolyte for lithium-metal batteries emerges in San Diego
Improvements to a class of battery electrolyte first introduced in 2017 -- liquefied gas electrolytes - could pave the way to a high-impact and long-sought advance for rechargeable batteries: replacing the graphite anode with a lithium-metal anode. (2019-07-01)
Carnegie Mellon researchers develop semi-liquid metal anode for next-generation batteries
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Mellon College of Science and College of Engineering have developed a semiliquid lithium metal-based anode that represents a new paradigm in battery design. (2019-06-12)
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)
New research offers insight into the proteins in the brain that detect cannabis
Researchers at the University of Bristol have made new progress in understanding how cannabinoid receptors (CB1Rs), the proteins that detect the active components of marijuana, are controlled in the brain. (2019-04-30)
Québec siblings with rare orphan disease lead to discovery of rare genetic diseases
Mutations in a gene involved in brain development have led to the discovery of two new neurodevelopmental diseases by an international team led by researchers at McGill University and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center. (2019-04-25)
A close look at lithium batteries
Batteries with metallic lithium anodes offer enhanced efficiency compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries because of their higher capacity. (2019-04-24)
Why is ketamine an antidepressant?
Delving deep inside the neural circuitry of 'depressed' mice, researchers have revealed how ketamine works in cells to achieve its fast-acting antidepressant effect. (2019-04-11)
Abnormalities in a protein affecting how nerve cells change shape
Amsterdam, NL, April 3, 2019 - Since 1993, when the gene that causes Huntington's disease (HD) was identified, there has been intense focus on understanding how this genetic mutation causes the disease's severe progressive neural deterioration. (2019-04-03)
Novel technology aims to improve lithium metal battery life, safety
Rechargeable lithium metal batteries with increased energy density, performance, and safety may be possible with a newly-developed, solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI), according to Penn State researchers. (2019-03-11)
New study in mice reveals unexpected place for learning, memory in the brain
Columbia neuroscientists have revealed that a simple brain region, known for processing basic sensory information, can also guide complex feats of mental activity. (2019-02-19)
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