Latest Neurobiology Stories
It's broadly assumed that cells degrade and recycle their own old or damaged organelles, but researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute have discovered that some neurons transfer unwanted mitochondria – the tiny power plants inside cells – to supporting glial cells called astrocytes for disposal.
The flight of a fruit fly, as determined by a recent study, is dependent upon whether or not the fly perceives a threat.
$1.9 Million in Grant funding will explore application of novel stem cells and development of branched grafts for complex nerve repair Alachua, FL (PRWEB) June
When your car needs a new spark plug, you take it to a shop where it sits, out of commission, until the repair is finished.
Company to feature portfolio of products for peripheral nerve repair, protection and regeneration at ACOMS Annual Meeting Alachua, FL (PRWEB) April 28, 2014
Fresh insights into the processes that control brain cell production could pave the way for treatments for brain cancer and other brain-related disorders.
In recent years, behavioral neuroscientists have debated the meaning and significance of a plethora of independently conducted experiments seeking to establish the impact of chronic, early-life stress upon behavior – both at the time that stress is experienced, and upon the same individuals later in life, during adulthood.
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers created new nerve cells in the brains and spinal cords of living mammals without the need for stem cell transplants to replenish lost cells.
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted neuroscientist Dr. Rodolfo Llinas and colleagues have published an article reporting that Revalesio's RNS60 improves synaptic transmission.
Scientists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have found a clue as to why muscles weaken with age.
Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...
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