Study combines developmental neurobiology and computational neuroscience to explore the dynamic changes of gene expression at the single-cell level as progenitor cells differentiate into neurons, then diversify into different sensory neurons.
Isoguavacine, an old experimental compound which exclusively targets peripheral neurons, mitigates abnormal touch sensitivity in mouse models of ASD. The compound also improved body mass, reduces anxiety, and in one genetic subset of mice, prevented the development of brain abnormalities that arise from altered touch response.
Researchers report on how specific neurons can process sensory information about temperature and facilitate a change in behavior to adapt to the climate.
Studying bats, researchers discover how the sense of touch plays a key role in powered flight.
Disruption of timing from sensory neurons could be an underlying cause of tinnitus, a new study suggests.