Neurons

Scientists Find First In Human Evidence Of How Memories Form

In a discovery that could one day benefit people suffering from traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, and schizophrenia, researchers have identified the characteristics of more than 100 memory-sensitive neurons that play a central role in how...
Related topics: Medical Research, Brain Injury, Alzheimer's Disease, Schizophrenia

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Als Therapy Should Target Brain, Not Just Spine

The brain is indeed a target for treating ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), scientists have discovered. This flips a long-standing belief the disease starts in the spinal motor neurons and any therapy would need to target the spine as the key...
Related topics: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Medical Research

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Tracking The Neurons That Make Us Social

Human beings, like most mammals, need social interactions to live and develop. The processes that drive them towards each other require decision making whose brain machinery is largely misunderstood. To decipher this phenomenon, a team has studied...

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Researchers Model Circadian Clock Neurons In A Day-active Animal

It's no secret that jet lag and night-shift work can wreak havoc on the way our body's internal clock syncs up our daily wake-sleep cycle, known as circadian rhythm, but now researchers say they are a step closer to understanding how the brain...
Related topics: Jet Lag

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Biomedical Engineers Find Neural Activity During Rest Is Highly Organized

When mice rest, individual neurons fire in seconds-long, coordinated cascades, triggering activity across the brain, according to new research. Previously, this was thought to be a relatively random process -- single neurons firing spontaneously at...

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Scientists Discover Biological Mechanisms Caused By Deficits In High-risk Autism Gene

Scientists demonstrated that rare variants in the ANK2 gene, consistently found in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), can alter architecture and organization of neurons, potentially contributing to autism
Related topics: Medical Research, Autism, Genetics

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How Can Our Brain Still Perceive Familiar Objects Even When They Become Indistinct?

Researchers have explored the brain neuronal mechanism that allows the perception of familiar images even if they are indistinct. They found that the number of neurons responding to low-contrast rather than high-contrast visual stimuli increased in...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Theoretical Framework Helps Understanding Complex Morphologic Events In Developing Neurons

Understanding how the complex geometry of branching tissues takes shape during embryonic development or the growth of any organisms has long been a fascinating subject. Neuroscientists at Karolinska Institutet, together with theoretical physicists...
Related topics: Physics

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How To Read A Jellyfish's Mind

The human brain has 100 billion neurons, making 100 trillion connections. Understanding the precise circuits of brain cells that orchestrate all of our day-to-day behaviors—such as moving our limbs, responding to fear and other emotions, and so...

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Neural Activity During Rest Is Highly Organized

When mice rest, individual neurons fire in seconds-long, coordinated cascades, triggering activity across the brain, according to research from Penn State and the National Institutes of Health. Previously, this was thought to be a relatively random...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Neuroscience Explains Exactly Why We Should Be Grateful For…our Brains

A neuroscientist says we need to be thankful for our neuron-crammed human cortices in part because they created all the technology that allows people spread over the globe to come together in person, on screens, or through words whispered directly...

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Netizens Stupefied To See Elephant Climbing Over Iron Fence In Viral Video

With nearly 257 billion neurons, elephants are considered one of the most intelligent creatures on Earth, known for their social behaviour. Humans, by contrast, have only 86 billion neurons.
Related topics: Health Videos

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Sponge Genes Hint At The Origins Of Neurons And Other Cells

A new gene expression study reveals broad cellular diversity as well as possibly ancient connections between the nervous, immune, and digestive systems.
Related topics: Genetics

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Function Of Mysterious Structure Found On Neurons

Researchers have discovered that mysterious clusters of proteins found on neurons are calcium-signaling 'hotspots' that activate gene transcription, allowing neurons to produce crucial proteins. The discovery may help shape new research into the...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Proteins, Genetics

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Surprising Findings On How Salt Affects Blood Flow In The Brain

Researchers reveal surprising new information about the relationship between neuron activity and blood flow deep in the brain, as well as how the brain is affected by salt consumption.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Study Finds A Striking Difference Between Neurons Of Humans And Other Mammals

Neurons communicate with each other via electrical impulses, which are produced by ion channels that control the flow of ions such as potassium and sodium. In a surprising new finding, MIT neuroscientists have shown that human neurons have a much...

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Gene Therapy Boosts Parkinson’s Disease Drug Benefits

A new gene therapy targeting the small brain region where dopamine neurons reside, the substantia nigra, substantially boosts the benefits of the drug levodopa in Parkinson's. The therapy restored the ability of these neurons to convert levodopa to...
Related topics: Genetics, Parkinson's

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Lithium Imaging Method Could Shine New Light On Bipolar Disorder, Treatment

Researchers reporting in ACS Central Science developed a method for imaging lithium in living cells, allowing them to discover that neurons from bipolar disorder patients accumulate higher levels of lithium than healthy controls.
Related topics: Bipolar Disorder, Medical Research

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Lithium Imaging Method Could Shine New Light On Bipolar Disorder, Treatment

Researchers reporting in ACS Central Science developed a method for imaging lithium in living cells, allowing them to discover that neurons from bipolar disorder patients accumulate higher levels of lithium than healthy controls.
Related topics: Bipolar Disorder, Medical Research

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Exploring The Science Of Acupuncture

Researchers have discovered neurons needed for acupuncture's anti-inflammatory response
Related topics: Medical Research

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