Neuroscientists have reported they have found an association between physical fitness and brain development in children. The report suggests children who are physically fitter tend to have larger hippocampi and perform better in memory based tests than their less fit counterparts.
Neuralstem has released a new report detailing positive results for stem cell treatments. Initial findings show that not only do implanted human spinal cord-derived stem cells survive, but also differentiate into neurons in rats brains affected by strokes. This finding could potentially provide new therapies for treating strokes.
New research points to a DNA sequence that causes the DUX4 gene to become more active in producing proteins that are toxic to muscle cells, leading to a form of muscular dystrophy.
This research shows that the loss of connections in the corpus collosum could be partly responsible for slower response times seen in older animals and humans due to too much crosstalk and confusion between the brain hemispheres.
UCL neuroscientists have shown that a single neuron, and even a single dendrite, can respond differently to unique sequences of input.
UC Irvine researchers have identified the perforant path in humans with the diffusion tensor imaging technique.
Grid cells have been found in the presubiculum and parasubiculum of the rat brain.
Researchers have developed a camera system that mimics the bee eye. The artificial bee eyes allow the researchers to take images that are believed to be similar to the bee's viewpoint.
A large risk genetic marker of schizophrenia has been discovered by scientists. The researchers found that a specific deletion at 3q29, which contains two genes already known to be associated with intellectual disabilities , PAK2 and DLG1, increased the odds of schizophrenia symptoms by nearly 17 times those with no deletion.