Researchers have discovered some surprising insights about the process of axonal pruning. The findings could provide clues about the processes underlying some neurological disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.
New research suggests the integrity of the blood brain barrier is compromised for days after an ischemic stroke. This can lead to serious, life threatening complications. Repairing the BBB could prevent further complications.
When the hippocampus, an area of the brain associated with memory and learning, is damaged, the prefrontal cortex takes over. This demonstration of neuroplasticity could give rise to new treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions associated with damage to the brain.
Researchers examine how individuality develops through adult neurogenesis; the generation of new neurons in the hippocampus which allows the brain to react flexibly to new information.
Monitoring progenitor cells in the brains of living mice, researchers discover these cells remain highly dynamic in the adult brain. Progenitor cells can transform into cells that insulate nerve fibers and help form scars that aid in tissue repair, study suggests.
According to new research, the human brain can adapt to treat a relevant prosthetic as a substitute for a person’s non-working body part, and not as an extension to their immobile limb.
Monitoring the synapses of living mice, researchers discover an important genetic switch for brain maturation. Mice without the Nogo Receptor 1 gene have persistent levels of juvenile brain plasticity through adulthood.
Researchers note reduced fear and stress responses following a mildly traumatic event when rapamycin, a protein synthesis blocker, is administered.
A new study has uncovered the neurological basis of speech motor control, the complex coordinated activity of tiny brain regions that controls our lips, jaw, tongue and larynx as we speak.
According to a new report, two patients with Dystonia were freed from the severe debilitating effects of the disease through deep brain stimulation therapy, continued to have symptom relief for months after their devices accidentally were fully or partly turned off.