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 report malfunctioning astrocytes could contribute to neurodegenerative diseases, such as ALS.
Researchers reveal the role GLAST plays in establishing and maintaining neural wiring of Purkinje cells.
A newly discovered microbiome-controlled anti-inflammatory subset of astrocytes helps researchers better understand inflammation of the central nervous system and its regulation.