Latest Cellular neuroscience Stories
Researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered that a chemical compound in the brain can weaken the synaptic connections between neurons in a region of the brain important for the formation of long-term memories.
Thanks to a new study of the retina, scientists at UC Santa Barbara have developed a greater understanding of how the nervous system becomes wired during early development.
In a scientific first that potentially could shed new light on how signals travel in the brain, how learning alters neural pathways, and might lead to speedier drug development, scientists at Harvard have created genetically-altered neurons that light up as they fire.
Can the nerve signaling inhibitor tomosyn help retain long-term memory?
Zinc plays a critical role in regulating how neurons communicate with one another, and could affect how memories form and how we learn.
The brain learns through changes in the strength of its synapses -- the connections between neurons -- in response to stimuli.
Neurons in the brain play a role as an electric wire conveying an electrical signal.
Every second, the brain's nerve cells exchange many billions of synaptic impulses.
By altering the genetic makeup of normally "unexcitable" cells, Duke University bioengineers have turned them into cells capable of generating and passing electrical current.
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