News tagged with neuron death

Molecular body guards for neurons

In the brain, patterns of neural activity are perfectly balanced. The interplay between activating and inhibitory neurotransmitters ensures that the level of activity stays within the physiological range. During an epileptic ...

Mar 02, 2016
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Tracing a path toward neuronal cell death

A fruit fly model of a rare, neurodegenerative disease is helping researchers trace the series of steps that lead to neuronal cell death. Damage to astrocytes - star-shaped cells found in the brain and spinal cord - is found ...

Nov 30, 2015
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