Researchers have identified regions within the DNA of neurons that accumulate single-strand breaks (SSBs). The SSB accumulation appears to be unique to neurons. The findings challenge previous thoughts on the cause of DNA damage and how it could impact neurodegenerative disorders.
Astrocytes influence how long, and how deeply, mice sleep, a new study reports.
Dopamine neurons in the midbrain become active in a previously undetected way when an animal considers a reward that is changing in value.
Findings shed new light on how the brain wires during development.
Dendrites weave their way through space that balances their need to connect to other neurons, but there is a cost.
Study identifies 40 genes in mice that actively suppress axon regeneration in the central nervous system.
A new 3-D printed biomaterial is able to mimic the properties of living brain tissue. The new material could be used to enhance regenerative medicine therapies.
A new framework outperforms previous models in predicting and assessing neural network properties.