Researchers have uncovered a mechanism which guides the wiring of neural circuits in a developing brain.
Researchers report the discovery of a crucial part of the biological clock: the wiring that sets its accuracy to within a few minutes out of the 1440 minutes per day. The wiring uses GABA to connect the individual cells of the biological clock in a fast network which changes strength with the time of day.
Manipulating the genes of the Drosophila fruit fly to promote the growth of one part of a neuron simultaneously stunts the growth of the other part, new research suggests.
Researchers discover circadian rhythms can boost the body's ability to fight intestinal infections such as salmonella.
Researchers discover a new phase of synaptic development. The finding could lead to a better understanding of how learning and memory occur.
A new study provides clues into how the function of the most common NMDA receptor subtypes may be manipulated for clinical benefit. NMDA receptors have been implicated in a number of neurological and psychological disease, from Alzheimer's to schizophrenia.
Researchers discover presenilin, a protein associated with Alzheimer's disease, controls the speed at which materials move through brain cells. Defects in presenilin could lead to neuronal blockages with amyloid plaques, commonly associated with this neurodegenerative disorder.
Researchers discover the activity of two specific neuron types, somatostatin and parvalbumin neurons, correlates with foraging decisions in mice.
Researchers have presented two studies introducing new indicator molecules that can visualize the activation of T cells. Their findings provide new insight into the role of these cells in the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis.