Latest Neural development Stories
Normally, cortical nerve cells or neurons reside in the brain's gray matter with only a few scattered neurons in the white matter, but some people with schizophrenia have a higher number of neurons in the white matter.
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.
Study marks the emergence of disease-modifying treatments for autism spectrum disorders BOSTON, Dec.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have identified key components of a signaling pathway that controls the departure of neurons from the brain niche where they form and allows these cells to start migrating to their final destination.
A groundbreaking study published Friday in the leading scientific journal, Cell, revealed that a team of investigators had successfully generated nerve cells using skin cells from four individuals with Rett syndrome.
The human brain is composed of 100 billion individual nerve cells which communicate with each other via a complex network of connections.
As babies grow, their brain cells develop from a pool of stem cellsâ€”some stem cells continuously divide, replenishing the pool, whereas others morph into mature functioning nerve cells.
UCLA scientists have discovered that exposing fetal neurons to higher than normal levels of a common immune protein leads to abnormal brain development in mice.
Researchers at the Center for Neuroscience Research at Childrenâ€™s National Medical Center have discovered that the two major types of signaling pathways activated during brain cell developmentâ€”the epidermal growth factor receptor pathway and the Notch pathwayâ€”operate together to determine how many and which types of brain cells are created during growth and repair in developing and adult brains.
An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, has identified misfolding and other molecular anomalies in a key brain protein associated with autism spectrum disorders.
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