Researchers have identified a mechanism triggered at neuron birth to intrinsically decrease apoptosis. When the genetic regulation is halted, continuous neuronal survival is disrupted, leading to a decrease in animal survival.
A new study reports neurons often co-express functionally distinct alternative products from the same gene.
Researchers have devised a new way to map the transcriptome. In the process, they have revealed important variations in protein synthesis. The approach could have implications for furthering understanding of neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers have uncovered how a change in the PTBP1 protein can spur the creation of neurons. They propose this change could have fuelled the evolution of the human brain.