New research demonstrates how defects in an important neurological pathway in early development may be responsible for the onset of schizophrenia later in life.
Researchers transplanted neural cells, derived from adult skin cells, into monkeys; where they developed into several different types of brain cells. The research could eventually help provide new treatment avenues for patients with a wide range of neurological diseases.
Monitoring progenitor cells in the brains of living mice, researchers discover these cells remain highly dynamic in the adult brain. Progenitor cells can transform into cells that insulate nerve fibers and help form scars that aid in tissue repair, study suggests.
According to a new study, over-expression of the Usp16 gene could be a major contributor to neurological deficits associated with Down syndrome.
Researchers develop a new method for generating human motor neurons from stem cells more quickly and efficiently.
A new study unravels the mechanisms driving excess brain growth that affects as many as 30 percent of people with autism.
Researchers have successfully transplanted human neurons to treat symptoms of spinal cord injury in mice. The researchers believe this could pave the way for eventual treatment in humans.