Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cell antennas lacking in Fragile X syndrome, study finds

Structures called primary cilia—which act like TV antennas for cells to detect signals—are present in fewer numbers in mice born with Fragile X syndrome, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science ...

Medical research

How the brain detects fine differences

How do people manage to find their way around the neighborhood even though the streets look similar? Researchers at the University of Bonn have gained new insights into a mechanism that very likely plays a major role in this ...

Neuroscience

A new role for neurogenesis

The ability to create new neurons may exist as built-in protection for sensitive brain areas, according to research in mice recently published in JNeurosci.

Neuroscience

How extreme environmental conditions affect the human brain

Members of a polar research expedition have provided researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development with an opportunity to study the effects of social isolation ...

Neuroscience

Why nerve cells in the brain process information differently

The dentate gyrus is the "input point" for the hippocampus part of the brain. It transmits information from the short term memory to the long term. It consists of granule cells, which are especially dense in this area of ...

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