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Every second, the brain's nerve cells exchange many billions of synaptic impulses.
New research details how neurons decide how to transmit information.
In the cerebral cortex, the balance between excitation (pyramidal neurons) and inhibition (interneurons) is thought to be mediated by the primary mode of neuronal communication: "all-or-none" action potentials, or spikes.
An unexpected discovery by UCLA life scientists holds promise for the future development of treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders, and potentially for Alzheimer's disease and other memory-impairment diseases.
Newly published research led by Professor Z. Josh Huang, Ph.D., of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) sheds important new light on how neurons in the developing brain make connections with one another.
The brain works because 100 billion of its special nerve cells called neurons regulate trillions of connections that carry and process information.
Inhibiting certain brain cells sharpens animal's response to small and quick visual stimuli.
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an extremely complicated disease. Several proteins seem to be involved in its cause and progression.
By creating a better way to see molecules at work in living brain cells, researchers affiliated with MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and the MIT Department of Chemistry are helping elucidate molecular mechanisms of synapse formation.
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