Latest Cellular neuroscience Stories
Effective brain function depends on the efficient signaling from one neuron to the next, a lightning-fast process that depends on a quick release of neurotransmitters at synapses.
Max Planck scientists use a genetic light source to measure brain signals
Did you ever wonder how you are able to perform complex tasks - even under stress?
Cultured cells in microfluidic chambers enable systematic experiments at the synapse.
GÃ¶ttingen-based Max Planck researcher decodes a molecular process that controls the growth of nerve cells.
A team of researchers has managed to obtain 3D images of the vesicles and filaments involved in communication between neurons.
For brain cells to communicate, the contacts to each other must function.
The early stages of Alzheimer's disease are thought to occur at the synapse, since synapse loss is associated with memory dysfunction.
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a major discovery in how the brain encodes memories.
Studies with fruit flies have shown that the specialized nerve cells called neurons can rebuild themselves after injury.
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