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Discovery concerning the nervous system overturns a previous theory

4 days ago

It appears that when our nervous system is developing, only the most viable neurons survive, while immature neurons…
Parkinson’s disease may originate in the intestines

September 4, 2019

In 2003, a German neuropathologist proposed that Parkinson’s disease, which attacks the brain, actually might originate from the…
Smoldering spots in the brain may signal severe MS

August 13, 2019

Aided by a high-powered brain scanner and a 3D printer, NIH researchers peered inside the brains of hundreds…
Neuroscientists discover neuron type that acts as brain’s metronome

July 23, 2019

By measuring the fast electrical spikes of individual neurons in the touch region of the brain, Brown University…
Gene Switches for Brain Inflammation

July 15, 2019

A new study by Harvard Medical School scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital is offering clues about how to…
Artificial intelligence learns to recognize nerve cells by their appearance

July 3, 2019

Is it possible to understand the brain? Science is still far from answering this question. However, since researchers…
A molecular link between memory and pain

July 3, 2019

Sortilin, which is a receptor expressed on the surface of nerve cells, plays a central role in memory…
Molecular Cartography

July 1, 2019

The choreography of communication between nerve cells in the brain is exquisitely controlled by synapses, the specialized junctions…
A newly discovered mechanism reveals how Parkinson’s disease can spread

May 28, 2019

Tiny channels between nerve cells are involved in a newly discovered mechanism of how Parkinson’s disease can spread…
Fooling nerve cells into acting normal

May 10, 2019

Nerve cells, or neurons — specifically the “workhorse cells” involved in walking, breathing and chewing — can adjust…
Neurons: More than a Courier

February 15, 2019

As far as cells go, neurons are pretty weird. Most other cells come in spherical blob-like shapes with…
Fight or flight: Serotonin neurons prompt brain to make the right call

February 5, 2019

Known for its role in relieving depression, the neurochemical serotonin may also help the brain execute instantaneous, appropriate…
Bees can count with just four nerve cells in their brains

December 27, 2018

In order to understand how bees count, the researchers simulated a very simple miniature ‘brain’ on a computer…
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Decoding the Mystery of the Super-Ager

December 27, 2018

It was the kind of case no traditional medical textbook could explain. The subject – let’s call him…
Surprising discovery about neurons, our irreplaceable nerve cells

November 29, 2018

Meticulous new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has changed a well-accepted scientific belief about…
Bipolar structure for nerve cell migration

November 6, 2018

The cerebral cortex is responsible for a large number of complex brain functions, ranging from the perception of…
Electrical properties of dendrites help explain our brain’s unique computing power

October 19, 2018

Neurons in the human brain receive electrical signals from thousands of other cells, and long neural extensions called…
New knowledge on how neurons talk to muscles

October 3, 2018

The ability to move deliberately is essential to the survival of all animal life, and is based on…
Study provides an early recipe for rewiring spinal cords

September 7, 2018

For many years, researchers have thought that the scar that forms after a spinal cord injury actively prevents…
A Lot of Nerve

September 7, 2018

“Being so many different sizes in a day is very confusing,” said Alice to the Caterpillar after shrinking…
Gene therapy restores hand function after spinal cord injury in rats

June 18, 2018

Researchers at King’s College London and the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries…
Promising cell study provides hope of effective treatment of Parkinson’s disease

April 24, 2018

For the first-time there is the prospect of medical doctors and researchers being able to alleviate the serious…
Scientists locate nerve cells that enable fruit flies to escape danger

April 3, 2018

Columbia University researchers have identified the nerve cells that initiate a fly’s escape response: that complex series of…
Stem cell divisions in the adult brain seen for the first time

February 9, 2018

Scientists from the University of Zurich have succeeded for the first time in tracking individual stem cells and…
Nerve cells play a crucial role in healing wounds

January 30, 2018

Wound healing process is something we all are familiar with. The wound fills up with blood, which coagulates…
Unexpected Helpers in Wound Healing

January 25, 2018

Nerve cells in the skin help wounds to heal. When an injury occurs, cells known as glial cells…
Shining a light on the nervous system to thwart disease

December 20, 2017

Vanderbilt University researchers are teaming with peers from two other universities to develop ways to fight disease with…
Scientists analysed connection between nerve and muscle cells to progress on movement disorders

December 1, 2017

Human body is like a complex robotic system. Every part is related to another and damaging one will…
Nerve cells’ gatekeepers take many forms

October 10, 2017

The ability to track the movements of single molecules has revealed how proteins on the surface of nerve…
Highly precise wiring in the cerebral cortex

September 21, 2017

Our brains house extremely complex neuronal circuits, whose detailed structures are still largely unknown. This is especially true…
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