Researchers have identified a gene that plays a vital role in the production of neurons and glial cells in the brain.
A new study published in Neuron challenges the idea that astrocytes across the brain are largely identical. Researchers found astrocytes in the hippocampus and striatum have differences that affect how they function and interact with neurons. Striatal astrocytes also have different genes turned on that hippocampal astrocytes, the study reports.
The process of neural connection re-organization begins earlier in girls. Researchers believe this may explain why they mature faster during teenage years.
Researchers investigated how the nervous system interacts with the immune system to cause the inflammation and itching associated with eczema. The findings could lead to new treatment options for eczema sufferers.
A new technology known as sonogenetics can control neural activity by using sound frequencies. The technology could be used to non-invasively treat a range of neurological conditions, including Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.
Researchers report spinal cord cross sectional area is not a good predictor of axonal loss in multiple sclerosis.
Researchers have successfully reconstructed neural networks which interconnect cortical columns in a rat's brain.
Researchers used non invasive MRI brain scans to map the brains of newborns. The study reveals the brain architecture that emerges as the brain reshapes during the third trimester of pregnancy. The map can be used to detect atypical connections in the brain that serve as biomarkers for ASD.
Study provides the most detailed and complete characterization of diversity in neural types in the brain to date.