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Why are memories attached to emotions so strong?
Multiple neurons in the brain must fire in synchrony to create persistent memories tied to intense emotions, new research from Columbia neuroscientists has found. (2020-07-13)
Extraordinary regeneration of neurons in zebrafish
Biologists from the University of Bayreuth have discovered a uniquely rapid form of regeneration in injured neurons and their function in the central nervous system of zebrafish. (2020-07-10)
Study pinpoints brain cells that trigger sugar cravings and consumption
New research published in Cell Metabolism has identified for the first time the specific brain cells that control how much sugar you eat and how much you crave sweet tasting food. (2020-07-10)
Sodium found to regulate the biological clock of mice
A new study from McGill University shows that increases in the concentrations of blood sodium can have an influence on the biological clock of mice, opening new research avenues for potentially treating the negative effects associated with long distance travel or shift work. (2020-07-09)
CU researchers identify key role of immune cells in brain development
Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have identified how specific brain cells interacting during development could be related to neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases, including some that occur later in life. (2020-07-09)
Star-shaped brain cells shed light on the link between cannabis use and sociability
Cannabis use can lead to behavioral changes, including reduced social interactions in some individuals. (2020-07-08)
Dopamine neurons mull over your options
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba have found that dopamine neurons in the brain can represent the decision-making process when making economic choices. (2020-07-07)
Neurons show distinct styles as they interact with the same muscle partner
A study in the Journal of Neuroscience shows a newfound diversity in how cells talk to the muscle they innervate, revealing that the subclasses of neurons have distinct propensities for change, or 'plasticity'. (2020-07-07)
To let neurons talk, immune cells clear paths through brain's 'scaffolding'
To make new memories, our brain cells first must find one another. (2020-07-06)
How does our brain fold? Study reveals new genetic insights
Problems with brain folding are linked with neurological conditions like autism, anorexia and schizophrenia, but there are currently no ways to detect, prevent or treat misfolding. (2020-07-01)
Why memory-forming neurons are vulnerable to Alzheimer's
Scientists have used advanced technology to 'micro-dissect' the first brain cells to perish in Alzheimer's disease. (2020-07-01)
Nanotechnology applied to medicine: The first liquid retina prosthesis
Researchers at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia has led to the development of an artificial liquid retinal prosthesis to counteract the effects of diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration that cause the progressive degeneration of photoreceptors of the retina, resulting in blindness. (2020-06-29)
Plasticity may make neurons vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease
Some neuron types are particularly prone to Alzheimer's, and a new study suggests that those neurons are vulnerable because they regularly remodel. (2020-06-29)
New research paves way for developing therapies that could slow down Alzheimer's
Neuroscientists and stem cell researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a research model that allows studying human hippocampal neurons, the brain cells primarily affected by Alzheimer's disease pathology. (2020-06-28)
Researchers discover algorithms and neural circuit mechanisms of escape responses
Prof. WEN Quan from School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has proposed the algorithms and circuit mechanisms for the robust and flexible motor states of nematodes during escape responses. (2020-06-28)
A focused approach to imaging neural activity in the brain
MIT engineers have developed calcium indicators, or sensors, that accumulate only in the body of a neuron. (2020-06-26)
Gold nanoparticles to save neurons from cell death
An international research team coordinated by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Lecce (Italy) has developed gold nanoparticles able to reduce the cell death of neurons exposed to overexcitement. (2020-06-25)
'Where are my keys?' and other memory-based choices probed in the brain
Researchers from Caltech and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center visualize how memories are selectively retrieved in the brain. (2020-06-25)
Scientists devise new 'bar code' method to identify critical cell types in the brain
A discovery by researchers at Brown's Center for Translational Neuroscience could pave the way for future studies aimed at developing solutions to ALS and other vexing neuromuscular diseases. (2020-06-25)
Genetic malfunction of brain astrocytes triggers migraine
Neuroscientists of the University of Zurich shed a new light on the mechanisms responsible for familial migraine: They show that a genetic dysfunction in specific brain cells of the cingulate cortex area strongly influences head pain occurrence. (2020-06-24)
Scientists discover cellular structure of poorly understood visual brain region
The brain's ventral lateral geniculate nucleus (vLGN) receives signals from the eye, but it is not associated with classical image-forming. (2020-06-24)
One-time treatment generates new neurons, eliminates Parkinson's disease in mice
UC San Diego researchers have discovered that a single treatment to inhibit a gene called PTB in mice converts native astrocytes, brain support cells, into neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. (2020-06-24)
Neurons thrive even when malnourished
When animal, insect or human embryos grow in a malnourished environment, their developing nervous systems get first pick of any available nutrients so that new neurons can be made. (2020-06-24)
New drug pathway linked with tuberous sclerosis
Researchers in the Translational Neuroscience Center have discovered that the heat shock protein cascade may represent druggable targets for tuberous sclerosis (2020-06-24)
Star-shaped brain cells may play a critical role in glaucoma
After a brain injury, cells that normally nourish nerves may actually kill them instead, a new study in rodents finds. (2020-06-23)
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)
The first model proposed to simulate the functioning of concept cells in the brain
Lobachevsky University scientists together with foreign colleagues for the first time theoretically substantiated the existence of concept cells. (2020-06-18)
How chandelier cells light up the brain
Chandelier cells stand out among brain cells for their elaborate, branching structure. (2020-06-18)
Researchers map out intricate processes that activate key brain molecule
For the first time, scientists have revealed the steps needed to turn on a receptor that helps regulate neuron firing. (2020-06-17)
An excessive amount of propionic acid (PPA) in food preservatives may hinder brain development
This research proves the mechanism of autism induced by an imbalance of human gut microorganisms. (2020-06-17)
Yale scientists propose explanation for baffling form of childhood OCD
Yale scientists may have found a cause for the sudden onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in some children, they report. (2020-06-16)
HKU scientists uncover new mechanism for balancing protein stability during neuronal development
A School of Biological Sciences research team at the University of Hong Kong recently discovered an unexpected role of the heat shock proteins (HSPs) during neuronal differentiation. (2020-06-16)
How does our brain trigger different sighs? New findings could provide answers
One group of neurons controls various types of sighing, but they receive their instructions from different areas of the brain depending on the reason for the sigh, according to a study scheduled to publish June 16, 2020 in the journal Cell Reports. (2020-06-16)
Stanford researchers develop artificial synapse that works with living cells
Researchers have created a device that can integrate and interact with neuron-like cells. (2020-06-15)
Brothers in arms: The brain and its blood vessels
The brain and its surrounding blood vessels exist in a close relationship. (2020-06-15)
Neurons can shift how they process information about motion
New research from the University of Rochester indicates some neurons can shift to process information about movement depending on the brain's current frame of reference. (2020-06-15)
Hibernation in mice: Are humans next?
University of Tsukuba and RIKEN researchers identified cells in the brain that can induce a hibernation-like state in mice or rats, species that do not naturally hibernate. (2020-06-12)
Inhibitory interneurons in hippocampus excite the developing brain
A new study from the George Washington University, however, reports that in some critical structures of the developing brain, the inhibitory neurons cause excitation rather than suppression of brain activity. (2020-06-12)
Neuroscientists discover neural circuits that control hibernation-like behaviors in mice
Harvard Medical School neuroscientists have discovered a population of neurons in the hypothalamus that controls hibernation-like behavior, or torpor, in mice, revealing for the first time the neural circuits that regulate this state. (2020-06-11)
Adult stem cell study shows fish oil may help with depression
A study published in Molecular Psychiatry shows that patient-derived adult stem cells can be used to model major depressive disorder and test how a patient may respond to medication and that fish oil, when tested in the model, created an antidepressant response. (2020-06-11)
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