Neuroscience News

04/16/2018

Gene Jumpstarts Regeneration of Damaged Nerve Cells

A Yale research team has identified a gene that when eliminated can spur regeneration of axons in nerve cells severed by spinal cord injury.​

03/29/2018

Memory-Enhancing Drug Acts as Molecular 'Staple'

New research has revealed atomic-scale details about the workings of an experimental drug that boosts learning and memory.​

03/21/2018

What Happens to a Dying Cell’s Corpse? New Findings Illuminate an Old Problem

Rockefeller researchers report on an unusual cell-death process whose discovery could shed new light on how cells bury their dead.​

03/19/2018

Decoding the Chemistry of Fear

Salk team charts pathway for fear in worms to reveal more about human anxiety​

03/19/2018

Engineers Develop Most Efficient Red Light-Activated Optogenetic Switch for Mammalian Cells

Technique  doesn’t require the addition of sensing molecules from outside the cells.

03/08/2018

Birth of New Neurons in the Human Hippocampus Ends in Childhood

Adult ‘neurogenesis,’ observed in other species, appears not to occur in humans.

02/26/2018

Creation of New Brain Cells May Be Limited, Mouse Study Shows

Study demonstrates that stem cells in the mouse brain don’t divide in a self-renewing fashion.

02/09/2018

JHU Finds How Brain Instantly Tells Trash from Treasure

The team found the brain can begin processing value just 80 milliseconds after seeing something.

02/07/2018

UCSF Study Points to Immune System's Role in Neural Development

The immune signal, IL-33, is crucial in allowing the brain to maintain the optimal number of synapses during development.

02/07/2018

Scientists Identify Brain Region in Mice That Keeps the Body from Losing its Balance

Columbia University-led study reveals a key mechanism that guides this fundamental aspect of movement.

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