Study provides insight into why imbalance between Sox2 and Nup153 may contribute to neurodegenerative and mental illnesses.
Ketamine and exposure to 60-hertz flickering light show promise as a potentially new, non-invasive therapy to help rejuvenate the aging brain.
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.
Study reveals the important role astrocytes play in maintaining blood-brain barrier health.
Applying tDCS to the head releases synchronized waves of calcium from astrocytes that can reduce depressive symptoms in mice, a new study reports.
Yale researchers successfully restored cellular activity and circulation to a pig's brain, four hours after its death. The research challenges the assumption about both timing and the irreversible nature of the cessation of some brain functions following death.
A new study reports astrocytes may be a driving force behind a number of neurodegenerative diseases.
Astrocytes can monitor and respond to near by neural activity when activated by norepinephrine.
Lancaster University researchers report a drug developed to treat diabetes shows promise in reversing memory loss associated with Alzheimer's in mouse models of the disease. The drug appears to have a neuroprotective effect, enhancing brain growth factors while reducing amyloid plaques, chronic inflammation and oxidative stress. The drug also slows down the rate of neuron loss.