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Thank goodness for your spinal cord on icy treks! In a recent study, professor Martyn Goulding and his colleagues explain that when we need to keep our balance on slick surfaces such as ice, there is a cluster of neurons in our spinal cords, which serve as a sort of “mini-brain.”
Scientists from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Columbia University in New York have discovered the circuitry in the brain that regulates thirst in mice.
While the health-promoting qualities of wine have stolen the spotlight, it isn’t the only alcoholic beverage that can be good for you in some ways, according to a new study appearing in the latest edition of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
LONDON, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARYNeurogenesis is the process by which neurons are created.
After analyzing the brains of rats, scientists found that ingesting large amounts of dietary salt can interfere with a process that helps maintain healthy arterial blood pressure, and it does this by reprogramming the brain. (Yikes!)
Those of us with little patience may not have enough serotonin in our brains, as a new study in the journal Current Biology has linked the neurotransmitter to increased ability to wait in lab mice.
Researchers have discovered a new system which signals fullness, and may allow viruses to enter nervous system via a direct gut-brain connection.
Swiss scientists were able to track the chemical signals neurons send to each across junctions called synapses by using a combination of genetic and light techniques – called “optogenetics”.
The findings offer some hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Neuroscience research has been constrained by the cables required to connect brain sensors to computers for analysis. In the journal Neuron, scientists describe a wireless brain-sensing system to acquire high-fidelity neural data during animal behavior experiments.
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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