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How do we build a memory in the brain?
Around 100 billion neurons in the human brain enable us to think, feel and act.
A new animal model of nerve injury has brought to light a critical role of an enzyme called Nmnat in nerve fiber maintenance and neuroprotection.
In science, refuting a hypothesis can be as significant as proving one, all the more so in research aimed at elucidating how diseases proceed with a view toward preventing, treating, or curing them.
A gene known to control lens development in mice and humans is also crucial for the development of neurons responsible for mechanosensory function, as neurobiologists of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch have now discovered.
Recent research has shown that Alzheimer's drugs, which are in clinical trials still, have adverse side effects.
Alzheimer's disease drugs now being tested in clinical trials may have potentially adverse side effects.
Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered a startling feature of early brain development that helps to explain how complex neuron wiring patterns are programmed using just a handful of critical genes.
A new study identifies specific cell-stress signaling pathways that link injury of the optic nerve with irreversible vision loss.
American scientists believe a new procedure to repair severed nerves could result in patients recovering in days or weeks, rather than months or years.
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