Latest Cellular neuroscience Stories
Technique targeting light-gated channels to enigmatic neurons proves role in burst swimming.
Dendrites integrate thousands of inputs locally before sending signals to central axon.
Fifty years after it was originally discovered, scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have elucidated the function of a microscopic network of tubules found in neurons.
As part of the intricate ballet of synaptic transmission from one neuron to the next, tiny vesicles â€“ bubbles containing the chemical neurotransmitters that make information exchange possibleâ€”travel to the tip of neurons (synapses), where they fuse with the cell's membrane (a process called exocytosis).
In the brain, many types of synaptic proteins are spatio-temporally regulated to maintain synaptic activity at a constant level. Here, the Japanese research group led by Professor Masaki Fukata
The ability to learn and to establish new memories is essential to our daily existence and identity; enabling us to navigate through the world.
A protein called neuroligin that is implicated in some forms of autism is critical to the construction of a working synapse, locking neurons together like "molecular Velcro," a study lead by a team of UC Davis researchers has found.
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