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News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
Story ideas include managing cellular stress in worm dopamine neurons. (2005-04-12)
Birth control for brain neurons
Researchers have discovered that a molecule called nitric oxide (NO) is a pivotal, natural regulator of the birth of new neurons in the adult brain. (2003-07-28)
Serotonin boosts neuronal powerplants protecting against stress
Research from the Vaidya and Kolthur-Seetharam groups (TIFR) shows that the neurotransmitter serotonin enhances the production and functions of neuronal mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, and protect against stress. (2019-05-09)
Driving diversification
In the upcoming issue of G&D, Dr. Yuh-Nung Jan and colleagues at UCSF lend surprising new insight into the regulation of dendrite morphology in the fruit fly, Drosophila. (2006-10-05)
New neurons in the adult brain are involved in sensory learning
Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and the CNRS have demonstrated that the new neurons produced in adults react preferentially to reward-related sensory stimuli and help speed up the association between sensory information and reward. (2018-02-22)
Biological clocks orchestrate behavioral rhythms by sending signals downstream
Different groups of neurons program biological clocks to orchestrate our behaviors by sending messages in a unidirectional manner downstream, a team of biologists has found. (2016-02-29)
Modulation of inhibitory output is key function of antiobesity hormone
Scientists have known for some time that the hormone leptin acts in the brain to prevent obesity, but the specific underlying neurocircuitry has remained a mystery. (2011-07-13)
Improved tool allows live imaging of neural spikes
Scientists will have unprecedented insights into the millisecond-by-millisecond actions of neurons thanks to the development of a tool that allows imaging of individual neurons' electrical activity in live animals. (2015-11-19)
Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations
Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations, previously believed that only the brain could perform. (2014-09-01)
Special function of nestin+ neurons in medial septum-diagonal band of Broca in adult rats
Dr. Yuhong Zhao and co-workers from Sun Yat-sen University in China explored the projection of nestin+ neurons to the olfactory bulb and the time course of nestin+ neurons in the medial septum-diagonal band of Broca in adult rats during injury recovery after olfactory nerve transection. (2014-04-10)
How do basal ganglia neurons convey information for the control of voluntary movements?
Researchers revealed how neurons in the basal ganglia, which are a brain region crucial for the control of voluntary movements and whose damage induces motor impairment, such as Parkinson's disease, convey information for the movement control by recording activity of multiple neurons simultaneously in Japanese monkeys. (2020-10-27)
Wonder what drives protein cravings? This study will satiate your curiosity
Researchers have identified the neural circuit that drives protein cravings in fruit flies. (2017-05-04)
The neurons that will quench your thirst
Scientists have identified a subgroup of neurons in mice that drive a critical instinct -- thirst. (2017-09-14)
Watching a memory form
Neuroscientists at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science have discovered a novel mechanism for memory formation. (2015-11-05)
How neurons use crowdsourcing to make decisions
When many individual neurons collect data, how do they reach a unanimous decision? (2017-06-06)
Neural development in time and space
A team of international scientists has identified a set of molecules that instructs immature neural progenitor cells ('neural stem cells') in the developing brain to produce different types of neurons at different times. (2003-03-08)
A flip switch for binge-eating?
Researchers have identified a subgroup of neurons in the mouse brain that, upon activation, immediately prompt binge-like eating. (2017-05-25)
Feast or famine? How appetite cells in the brain respond to fasting
Previous work has shown that the AgRP neurons promote feeding and weight gain, while the POMC cells have been linked with appetite suppression and weight loss. (2012-02-08)
A peek into the interplay between sleep and wakefulness
The ventrolateral preoptic nucleus (VLPO) in the brain plays a critical role in the initiation and maintenance of sleep, while the lateral posterior part of the hypothalamus contains neuronal populations implicated in maintenance of arousal. (2018-07-20)
Success tastes so sweet
Researchers from the National Institute for Physiological Sciences characterized the role of neurons in the parabrachial nucleus of mice, which is known to relay taste information to the cortex via the gustatory thalamus. (2019-05-07)
Diversity in the brain -- how millions of neurons become unique
How is it possible that so many different and highly specific neurons arise in the brain? (2018-09-25)
'Zombie' brain cells develop into working neurons
Preventing the death of neurons during brain growth means these 'zombie' cells can develop into functioning neurons, according to research in fruit flies from the Crick, the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology. (2020-03-11)
Taste sensors in fly legs control feeding
Scientists at Tohoku University have uncovered the role of taste sensors in fly legs to control feeding. (2016-02-21)
Research points to genes that may help us form memories
Gene expression within neurons is critical for the formation of memories, but it's difficult to identify genes whose expression is altered by learning. (2015-02-02)
Pain sensors specialized for specific sensations
Many pain-sensing nerves in the body are thought to respond to all types of 'painful events', but new UCL research in mice reveals that in fact most are specialized to respond to specific types such as heat, cold or mechanical pain. (2016-11-11)
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)
Reinforcing behavior in the brain
Harvard scientists have developed the fullest picture yet of how neurons in the brain interact to reinforce behaviors that range from learning to the use of illegal drugs, a finding that could open the door to new breakthroughs in the treatment of addiction. (2012-01-18)
Astrocytes protect neurons from toxic buildup
Neurons off-load toxic by-products to astrocytes, which process and recycle them. (2019-05-31)
Patterns in the brain shed new light on how we function
Patterns of brain connectivity take us a step closer to understanding the key principles of cognition. (2020-01-30)
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)
Evidence for fat hormone target in brain
Researchers have presented direct evidence that the fat hormone leptin affects a specific type of target neurons in the brain -- a prime link in the brain's regulation of the body's energy balance. (2004-06-23)
VTCRI scientists find that sensory neurons can be used to discover therapies for ALS
Scientists have shown that mutations in specific genes that destroy motor neurons and thereby cause the devastating effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-- also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease -- also attack sensory neurons. (2018-11-08)
New brain cells listen before they talk
Newly-created neurons in adults rely on signals from distant brain regions to regulate their maturation and survival -- which has implications for using adult stem cells to replace those lost by trauma or neurodegeneration. (2007-10-30)
Researchers pinpoint neurons that tell the brain when to stop drinking
By activating particular neurons, we may be able to influence alcohol drinking behavior, according to new findings published by researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in the journal Biological Psychiatry. (2016-07-06)
Neurons that regulate sleep stages revealed
A new study pinpoints the neurons that kick the brain out of REM sleep mode. (2015-10-22)
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
This issue includes the following two articles: A sequence of transcription factors in cortical progenitor cells; Squirrelvision: Orientation tuning without columns. (2005-01-04)
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)
To sleep deeply: The brainstem neurons that regulate non-REM sleep
University of Tsukuba researchers identified neurons that promote non-REM sleep in the brainstem in mice. (2020-03-23)
Stem cell study could aid motor neurone disease research
Scientists have discovered a new way to generate human motor nerve cells in a development that will help research into motor neurone disease. (2011-03-01)
Astrocytes affect brain's information signaling
Astrocytes are the most common type of cell in the brain and play an important role in the function of neurons -- nerve cells. (2010-06-14)
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