Researchers question why numerous different RNAs are transported to synapses. One reason, they suggest, is that they are stored to later help maintain long-term memory.
A new study ties mutations in two genes to the death of nerve cells in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other related neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers discover a three molecule complex could be a target for treating Huntington’s Disease, a genetic and currently incurable brain disease which causes movement disorders and dementia.
UC Santa Barbara scientists turned to the simple sponge to find clues about the evolution of the complex nervous system and found that, but for a mechanism that coordinates the expression of genes that lead to the formation of neural synapses, sponges and the rest of the animal world may not be so distant after [...]
Lack of regulator can cause neural tube defects. Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that lack of a specific gene interrupts neural tube closure, a condition that can cause death or paralysis. “The neural tube is the beginning of the brain and spinal cord,” said the study’s lead investigator Lee [...]