Researchers have developed a new method of reducing the time it takes to grow mini brain models in the lab. This may accelerate research into diseases and injury that affect the nervous system.
Researchers reveal the role GLAST plays in establishing and maintaining neural wiring of Purkinje cells.
Researchers have derived a new method for deriving astrocytes from stem cells, opening the door to new research into neuroinflammatory diseases.
Psychopathy is associated with altered expression of genes and immune responses related to molecular pathways. In neurons, the up-regulation of PRL10P9 and ZNF132 and down-regulation of CDG5 and OPRD1 were linked to psychopathic behaviors. The genetic expression explained up to 92% of the variance of psychopathic symptoms. Researchers speculated these genes may be relevant to the lack of empathy and emotional callousness associated with psychopathy, as previous studies have linked a number of these genes to ASD and problematic social behaviors.
According to a new study, omega 3 polyunsaturates fatty acids can improve the function of the glymphatic system.
Study reveals the important role astrocytes play in maintaining blood-brain barrier health.