Latest Neural development Stories
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists identify a novel feedback mechanism that regulates differentiation of adult neural stem cells.
The brain undergoes rapid growth and development in the early years of life and then degenerates as we progress into old age, yet little is known about the biological processes that distinguish brain development and aging.
Scientists are making progress towards a better understanding of the neuropathology associated with debilitating psychiatric illnesses like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
A York University study has shown for the first time how the drug misoprostol, which has been linked to neurodevelopmental defects associated with autism, interferes with neuronal cell function.
With more than 100 billion neurons and billions of other specialized cells, the human brain is a marvel of nature.
Many diseases of brain function, such as epilepsy and schizophrenia, are caused by problems in how neurons communicate with each other.
Effective brain function depends on the efficient signaling from one neuron to the next, a lightning-fast process that depends on a quick release of neurotransmitters at synapses.
UCSF scientists have discovered a new stem cell in the developing human brain.
Mechanism found that prepares the brain of a newborn for information processing
Findings could shed light on the evolution of human head size.