A research team describes the entire network of brain cells that are connected to specific motor neurons controlling whisker muscles in newborn mice. A better understanding of such motor control circuits could help inform how human brains develop, potentially leading to new ways of restoring movement in people who suffer paralysis from brain injuries, or to the development of better prosthetics for limb replacement.
Researchers use rabies viruses to see how well transplanted neural cells have connected to neural network in the brains of mice.
Male vampire bats infected with rabies socially withdraw, scaling back their social behavior of grooming other bats before they succumb to the disease.
Herpes and other viruses that attack the nervous system may thrive by disrupting cell function in order to hijack a...