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Latest Neural development Stories

2011-12-14 14:46:00

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.

Researchers Turn Embryonic Stem Cells Into Functioning Neurons
2011-11-22 06:26:29

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.

2011-11-17 10:57:59

Significant progress has been made in understanding the genetic risk factors underlying psychiatric disease.

2011-11-17 03:38:45

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.

2011-07-28 00:56:17

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.

2011-07-22 01:38:05

Gardeners know that some trees require regular pruning: some of their branches have to be cut so that others can grow stronger.

2011-07-20 17:01:08

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.

2011-06-22 22:36:25

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.

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2011-04-15 08:31:09

Researchers are decoding the patterns that connect different types of nerve cells.

2011-04-13 21:38:10

Model of Rett syndrome suggests a deficit in processing cues from the environment.


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