Using a tiny dose of the leukemia drug nilotinib, researchers halt the accumulation of toxic proteins linked to Parkinson's diseases in the brains of mice.
Using neurons created from iPS cells derived from people with ALS, researchers develop a new drug which appears to halt the impact of the genetic mutations in some forms of ALS and dementia.
Astrocytes actively refine neural circuits by selectively eliminating synapses, a new study reports.
Researchers provide a comprehensive map of transport in mammalian axons.
A new study finds the state of satiation affects perception of risk and decision making.
Neuroscience researchers show how astrocytes control the generation of new neurons in the brain. “In the brain, astrocytes control how many new neurons are formed from neural stem cells and survive to integrate into the existing neuronal networks. Astrocytes do this by secreting specific molecules but also by much less understood direct cell-cell interactions with stem cells”, says Prof. Milos Pekny.
Scientists have now revealed that voltage-gated sodium channels, which are responsible for neuronal signaling in the nerves of animals, evolved twice in higher and lower animals.
A new study sheds light on the molecular basis of memory. The study details how the binding sites of CamKII act to align actin fragments, creating bundles that support skeletons of dendritic spines.