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Scientists discover lipid may be vital to learning.
New data about amyloid precursor protein, or APP, a protein implicated in development of Alzheimer's disease, suggests it also may have a positive role -- directly affecting learning and memory during brain development.
The cause, or at least one of the possible causes, of memory loss amongst Alzheimer sufferers is related to the location of certain proteins.
A Duke University Medical Center researcher who spent years looking for the signals that prompt the brain to form new connections between neurons has found one that may explain precisely how a well-known drug for epilepsy and pain actually works.
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a key molecular player in guiding the formation of synapses â€” the all-important connections between nerve cells â€” in the brain.
Scientists create nerve cell connections in vitro using artificial substances, a major advance towards nerve cell repair.
Chaos brews in the brains of newborns: the nerve cells are still bound only loosely to each other.
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.
- Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
- The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.