Just one protein situated on the synapse can profoundly alter how some neurons communicate and implement plasticity.
Genetic circuits can be isolated within individual synthetic cells, researchers report.
Hippocampal neurogenesis continues to occur well into old age, and in those with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers found evidence of neurogenesis in people up to the age of 99. While neurogenesis continues to occur in those with Alzheimer's disease, it is significantly reduced compared to those who have normal cognitive function.
A new 3D protein structure helps researchers to better understand the rapid action of neurotransmission.