Neuroscience

Repeated stimulation enlarges dendritic spines

Even in adult brains, new neurons are generated throughout a lifetime. In a publication in the scientific journal PNAS, a research group led by Goethe University describes plastic changes of adult-born neurons in the hippocampus, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Scientists identify potential early biomarker for Alzheimer's disease

One of the first clear signs of the onset of Alzheimer's disease is the loss of short-term memory, the ability to remember recent events. However, scientists believe that changes in the brain begin decades before clinicians ...

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