Latest Axon Stories
Deep in the ear, 95 percent of the cells that shuttle sound to the brain are big, boisterous neurons that, to date, have explained most of what scientists know about how hearing works.
Modern tissue engineering developed at the University of Michigan could improve the function of prosthetic hands and possibly restore the sense of touch for injured patients.
Scientists create nerve cell connections in vitro using artificial substances, a major advance towards nerve cell repair.
The human brain consists of about 100 billion (1011) neurons, which altogether form about 100 trillion (1014) synaptic connections with each other.
Dendrites integrate thousands of inputs locally before sending signals to central axon.
A new study shows that nervous system integrity and axonal properties may play a key role in prion diseases.
Neuroscientists have borrowed heavily from botanists to describe the way that neurons grow, but analogies between the growth of neurons and plants may be more than superficial. A new study from the National Institutes of Health and Harvard Medical School suggests that neurons and plant root cells may grow using a similar mechanism.
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated the ability to correctly re-wire connections to the spinal cord after spinal cord injury.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.