New research explains how parts of the brain keep a delicate balance of zinc during embryonic neurodevelopment.
Examining the brains of Drosophila fruit flies, researchers discover a novel stem cell mechanism which could help explain how neurons form in humans.
A new method for obtaining mature neuronal cells from reprogrammed skin cells allows researchers to safely and effectively study diseases such as schizophrenia and autism.
Manipulating the genes of the Drosophila fruit fly to promote the growth of one part of a neuron simultaneously stunts the growth of the other part, new research suggests.
Researchers report that low blood and oxygen flow to the developing brain does not, as previously thought, cause an irreversible loss of brain cells, but rather disrupts the cells’ ability to fully mature.
Drinking a couple of glasses of wine each day has generally been considered a good way to promote cardiovascular and brain health. A new study indicates there is a fine line between moderate and binge drinking - a risky behavior that can decrease the making of adult brain cells by as much as 40 percent.
Scientists find the chemical P7C3 grows new neuronal growth within the dentate gyrus and improves learning and memory.