A new phenotype atlas assisted researchers in identifying 30 genes associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia. Single-cell RNA sequencing revealed an essential role for the transcription factor znf536 in the development of forebrain neurons associated with social behavior and stress.
Researchers report the motor cortex is only essential for motor control when movements are executed in response to unexpected sensory feedback.
A new study questions previous assumption about how Parkinson's disease develops and progresses.
Using neuroimaging and mathematical graph theory, researchers discover it is possible to detect those at risk of developing psychosis by examining cortical folding.
University of Basel bioethicists have outlined a new biosecurity framework for neurotechnology. They call for regulations to protect the mental privacy and integrity of those the technologies are used on.
University of Basel researchers reveal the volume of the anterior insula, a brain area associated with emotion and empathy, is larger in boys who express higher levels of callous-unemotional traits.
Researchers have identified a number of variable locations in the genome that influence hippocampal gene activity and may contribute to brain disorders.
Researchers have identified how our brains are so good at perceiving contours and edges. The study, published in Nature, reports neurons are most likely to connect if they react to edges that lie on a common axis and the structure of the world around us is mirrored in the pattern of synapses.
Researchers have designed two proteins that are able to stabilize cell scaffolding linking to muscle fibers, restoring muscle structure and function. The two proteins also were able to significantly prolong survival in animal models of muscular dystrophy.
A new study reports long distance neural connections can target pools of stem cells in their niche and stimulate them to produce subtypes of olfactory bulb neurons.
Researchers discover both the structure of specific brain areas and memory are linked to genetic activity that also play important roles in immune system function.