Latest Cellular neuroscience Stories
U.S. scientists say they've found the nervous system uses a specific type of signal to produce stable retinal images despite vigorous head movements.
New research has uncovered a fundamental cellular mechanism that may drive pathological drug-seeking behavior.
UCLA cellular neuroscientists are providing new insights into the mechanisms that underlie long-term memory â€” research with the potential to treat long-term memory disorders.
When the eye tracks a birdâ€™s flight across the sky, the visual experience is normally smooth, without interruption. But underlying this behavior is a complex coordination of neurons that has remained mysterious to scientists. Now, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers have broken ground in understanding how the brain generates this tracking motion, a finding that offers a window, they say, into how neurons orchestrate all of the bodyâ€™s movements.
Most people know it from experience: After so many hours of being awake, your brain feels unable to absorb any more -- and several hours of sleep will refresh it.
By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When someone suffers a stroke, 1.9 million nerve cells in the brain die each minute, and the oxygen-starved brain ages about 3.6 years each hour -- further emphasizing the need for rapid treatment -- researchers say.
When someone suffers a stroke, 1.9 million nerve cells in the brain die each minute, and the oxygen-starved brain ages about 3.6 years each hour -- further emphasizing the need for rapid treatment -- researchers say.
Neurons experience large-scale changes across their dendrites during learning, say neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin in a new study that highlights the important role that these cell regions may play in the processes of learning and memory.
Botox, used by Hollywood stars to smooth out facial wrinkles, is playing an important role in UQ research to understand how nerve cells communicate with each other.
Inhibitory systems are essential for controlling the pattern of activity in the cortex, which has important implications for the mechanisms of cortical operation, according to a Yale School of Medicine study in Neuron.
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.