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Latest Synaptic pruning Stories

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2015-02-16 12:43:37

When teens say "no one understands them," they may be correct. That's why these researchers are delving deeper into the mysterious brains of teenagers.

autism neurons
2014-08-25 03:30:54

Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain “pruning” process during development, according to a study by neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center.

2012-05-23 21:45:46

Researchers have shown in mice how immune cells in the brain target and remove unused connections between brain cells during normal development.


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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.