Findings could have implications for new avenues of research for a range of neurodegenerative diseases including ALS and Alzheimer's.
Motor system neurons not only control movement, they also incite action.
Cedars-Sinai has been awarded $11.99 million by California's stem cell agency to launch a clinical trial testing a potential gene and stem cell therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Some neurons have the ability to detect and compensate for neighboring neurons, while others do not. The findings shed new light on synaptic plasticity.
A new study challenges the popular theory of intrinsic, dynamic patterns control motor behaviors. Researchers found neuron population dynamics in the motor cortex are different during reaching and grasping behaviors.
Study reveals a self-corrective mechanism within synapses that is activated by neurodegeneration and slows disease progression in animal models of ALS.