Latest Chemical synapse Stories
Scientists at the Brain Research Centre and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics have uncovered a key cellular mechanism that alters brain cell function in Huntington's disease, and identified a possible treatment for the disease.
A team of researchers has managed to obtain 3D images of the vesicles and filaments involved in communication between neurons.
2 major studies in 2 months make a new case for an old suspect in the mystery of how memory works.
For brain cells to communicate, the contacts to each other must function.
By combining a research technique that dates back 136 years with modern molecular genetics, a Johns Hopkins neuroscientist has been able to see how a mammal's brain shrewdly revisits and reuses the same molecular cues to control the complex design of its circuits.
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.
The transmission of information from one neuron to the next is an unseen intricate ballet.
New connections begin to form between brain cells almost immediately as animals learn a new task, according to a study published this week in Nature.
You wouldn't want a car with no brakes. It turns out that the developing brain needs them, too.
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