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Aberrant synapse protein can lead to neurological and psychiatric disorders

February 15, 2017

‘Timing is everything’ in the transmission of signals between neurons in the brain. Most of the complex functions…
Bright spots in brain cells

February 13, 2017

Proteins are the building blocks of all cells. They are made from messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules, which are…
Zebrafish discovery could hold the key to better-understanding motor neuron disease

February 13, 2017

Researchers from Macquarie University’s MQ Health are the first in the world to use a refined UV laser…
Sensor traces dopamine released by single cells

February 8, 2017

MIT chemical engineers have developed an extremely sensitive detector that can track single cells’ secretion of dopamine, a…
Jekyll and Hyde cells: their role in brain injury and disease revealed

February 3, 2017

New research has shown how normally helpful brain cells can turn rogue and kill off other brain cells…
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