Latest Cellular neuroscience Stories
Two different versions of the same signaling protein tell a nerve cell which end is which, UA researchers have discovered. The findings could help improve therapies for spinal injuries and neurodegenerative diseases.
Some optical illusions look like they're in motion even though the picture is static.
Students preparing for final exams might want to wait before pulling an all-night cram session — at least as far as their neurons are concerned.
A team of neuroscientists have proposed a new and potentially revolutionary way of determining the neuronal connectivity (the "connectome") of the whole brain of the mouse.
A team led by MIT neuroscientists has developed a way to monitor how brain cells coordinate with each other to control specific behaviors, such as initiating movement or detecting an odor.
Using bioluminescent proteins from a jellyfish, a team of scientists has lit up the inside of a neuron, capturing spectacular video footage that shows the movement of proteins throughout the cell.
Transmission of nerve signals is enhanced in the insects that eat less
The brain receives information from the ear in a surprisingly orderly fashion.
Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered that the single protein -- alpha 2 delta -- exerts a spigot-like function, controlling the volume of neurotransmitters and other chemicals that flow between the synapses of brain neurons.
How do we build a memory in the brain?
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.