A new study reveals the mechanisms by which neurons and astrocytes work together to form synapses.
Some coronavirus patients exhibit clinical and neurochemical signs of brain injury associated with the viral infection. COVID-19 patients who required ventilation had increased plasma NfL levels. The higher NfL concentration levels were linked to the severity of infection.
A newly discovered microbiome-controlled anti-inflammatory subset of astrocytes helps researchers better understand inflammation of the central nervous system and its regulation.
Glial cells and radial astrocytes might control the decision to give up swimming against the current in Zebrafish.
Study sheds light on the brain chemistry involved in attention loss when a person drinks alcohol.
Researchers report estrogen may play a significant role in synaptic plasticity and memory formation. The study reports mice whose neurons did not produce estrogen have impairments in spatial reference memories, recognition and contextual fear memories. Restoring estrogen levels assisted in reversing the memory impairments, the study revealed.
Researchers reveal the role GLAST plays in establishing and maintaining neural wiring of Purkinje cells.
Researchers identify new biomarkers associated with multiple sclerosis pathogenesis.
Researchers discover the expression of certain clock genes plays a critical role in delaying the emergence of age-related signs in the brain.
The release of potassium ions from neurons charges the electrical activity of astrocytes, allowing for the control of neurotransmission. The astrocyte-neuron crosstalk raises questions as to how the interaction works in brain pathology and the implications for memory and learning.