University of Massachusetts Amherst neuroscientists examining genetically identified neurons in a songbird's forebrain discovered a remarkable landscape of physiology, auditory coding and network roles that mirrored those in the brains of mammals.
Prof. Ofer Yizhar and his team in the Weizmann Institute of Science's Neurobiology Department took a light-sensitive protein derived from mosquitos and used it to devise an improved method for investigating the messages that are passed from neuron to neuron in the brains of mice.
Lysophosphatidylethanolamine (LPE) is a type of lysophospholipid that are reportedly present in the brain. The latest studies in animal models have reported elevated levels of LPE in the brain after traumatic brain injury and cerebral ischemia. Fluctuations in LPE concentration have also been reported in the plasma of patients with major depression and Alzheimer's disease. Although these reports suggest the involvement of LPE in brain function, the role in the brain has remained unclear.
Scientists have for the first time revealed the structure surrounding important receptors in the brain's hippocampus, the seat of memory and learning. The new study focuses on the organization and function of glutamate receptors, a type of neurotransmitter receptor involved in sensing signals between nerve cells in the hippocampus region of the brain. The study reveals the molecular structure of three major complexes of glutamate receptors in the hippocampus.
Researchers have, for the first time, decoded the neural signals associated with writing letters, then displayed typed versions of these letters in real time. They hope their invention could one day help people with paralysis communicate.
Researchers from Tel Aviv University developed a product that protects against inflammatory bone destruction; new patent pending. The product is intended to prevent bone loss around orthopedic and dental implants as well as natural teeth.
This new scientific study shows significant benefit of the PolarCap® System in Player Recovery from Sports-Related Concussions, and paves the way for US market clearance with submission of 510(k) pre-market notification to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the PolarCap® System.
Surprising findings can help improve organoid cultures, explain role of GSK3-beta in brain development
A paper published today in JAMA Network Open presents early results of the global effort to gather information about the incidence, severity and outcomes of neurological manifestations of COVID-19 disease.
If you're an anxious driver, accelerousal may be in your genes. Accelerousal is a term for stress provoked by acceleration events, even small ones. New research from the University of Houston takes a look at the phenomenon.