Latest Neural development Stories
Developmental processes are increasingly well-characterized at the molecular and cell biological levels, but how more complex tissues and organs involving the coordinated action of multiple cell types in three dimensions is achieved remains something of a black box.
Proteins in fluids bathing the brain are essential for building the brain, discover scientists in a report published March 10 in the journal Neuron.
The number of connections between nerve cells in the brain can be regulated by an immune system molecule.
A study led by Academy Research Fellow Eleanor Coffey identifies new players that put the brakes on.
A study from The Scripps Research Institute has unveiled a surprising mechanism that controls brain formation.
In the developing brain, countless nerve connections are made which turn out to be inappropriate and as a result must eventually be removed.
This finding has particular importance because several neurodevelopmental disorders have recently been linked to genetic mutations in the complex developmental cascade containing Erk and its sister proteins.
Connected highways of nerve cells carry information to and from different areas of the brain and the rest of the nervous system.
Work published today shows that brain cells need to create links early on in their existence, when they are physically close together, to ensure successful connections across the brain throughout life.
For years, the majority of research on reactive oxygen species (ROS) â€“ ions or very small molecules that include free radicals â€“ has focused on how they damage cell structure and their potential link to stroke, cardiovascular disease and other illnesses.
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