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Whitehead Institute scientists have identified conserved, long intervening non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs) that play key roles during brain development in zebrafish, and went on to show that the human versions of these RNAs can substitute for the zebrafish lincRNAs.
The thalamus is the central translator in the brain: Specialized nerve cells (neurons) receive information from the sensory organs, process it, and transmit it deep into the brain.
Scientists from the University of Wisconsin have successfully had implanted neurons, created in laboratory conditions, connect with the brains of mice and both send and receive signals.
Significant progress has been made in understanding the genetic risk factors underlying psychiatric disease.
Like a gardener who stakes some plants and weeds out others, the brain is constantly building networks of synapses, while pruning out redundant or unneeded synapses.
New research may help to explain why the location of postnatal neural stem cells in the brain determines the type of new neurons that are generated.
Gardeners know that some trees require regular pruning: some of their branches have to be cut so that others can grow stronger.
Dr. Ed Ruthazer is a mapmaker but, his landscape is the developing brain - specifically the neuronal circuitry, which is the network of connections between nerve cells.
The precise wiring of our visual system depends upon the pattern of spontaneous activity within the brain that occurs well before birth, a new study by Yale researchers shows.
Researchers are decoding the patterns that connect different types of nerve cells.
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.