Despite many remarkable discoveries in the field of neuroscience during the past several decades, researchers have not been able to fully crack the brain's "neural code." The neural code details how the brain's ...
Neuroscience Mar 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 4 |
Glial cells – a family of cells found in the human central nervous system and, until recently, considered mere "housekeepers" – now appear to be essential to the unique complexity of the human brain. Scientists reached ...
Medical research Mar 07, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 2 |
The transistors and wires that power our electronic devices need to be mounted on a base material known as a "motherboard." Our human brain is not so different—neurons, the cells that transmit electrical ...
Neuroscience Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists have watched a mild traumatic brain injury play out in the living brain, prompting swelling that reduces blood flow and connections between neurons to die.
Neuroscience Mar 07, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Viruses often spread through the brain in patchwork patterns, infecting some cells but missing others. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis helps explain ...
Medical research Mar 07, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The flip of a single molecular switch helps create the mature neuronal connections that allow the brain to bridge the gap between adolescent impressionability and adult stability. Now Yale School of Medicine ...
Neuroscience Mar 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Last month, the National Institutes of Health announced a new collaborative initiative that aims to accelerate the search for biomarkers—changes in the body that can be used to predict, diagnose or monitor a disease—in ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new theory of brain function by Peter Ulric Tse, a professor of cognitive neuroscience at Dartmouth College, suggests that free will is real and has a biophysical basis in the microscopic workings of our brain cells.
Neuroscience Mar 01, 2013 | 3 / 5 (4) | 29
As a bird sings, some neurons in its brain prepare to make the next sounds while others are synchronized with the current notes—a coordination of physical actions and brain activity that is needed to produce ...
Neuroscience Feb 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—People are living longer than ever before, thanks to medical and technological advances. Unfortunately, aging can be associated with a decrease in brain function. This is because, unlike ...
Neuroscience Feb 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Small groups of brain cells store concepts for memory formation– from Luke Skywalker to your grandmother
Concepts in our minds – from Luke Skywalker to our grandmother - are represented by their own distinct group of neurons, according to new research involving a University of Leicester neuroscientist.
Neuroscience Feb 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new study published in the March issue of The American Journal of Pathology suggests that cortical type 2 cannabinoid (CB2) receptors might serve as potential therapeutic targets for cerebral ischemia.
Medical research Feb 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The most common inherited form of mental retardation and autism, fragile X syndrome, turns some brain cells into chatterboxes, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report.
Neuroscience Feb 20, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—If you want to read a mouse's mind, it takes some fluorescent protein and a tiny microscope implanted in the rodent's head.
Neuroscience Feb 19, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—In a pair of new papers, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences upend a long-held view about the basic functioning ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Feb 19, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |