Neuroscience

Mood neurons mature during adolescence

Researchers have discovered a mysterious group of neurons in the amygdala—a key center for emotional processing in the brain—that stay in an immature, prenatal developmental state throughout childhood. Most of these cells ...

Neuroscience

How the brain develops

The developmental period from childhood to young adulthood is marked by profound physical, social, and emotional changes. But exactly how those changes are reflected in the brain remains something of a mystery.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Stem cell research reveals clues to brain disease

(Medical Xpress)—The development of new drugs for improving treatment of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease is a step closer after recent research into how stem cells migrate and form circuits in the brain.

Neuroscience

Shedding new light on infant brain development

(Medical Xpress)—A new study by Columbia Engineering researchers finds that the infant brain does not control its blood flow in the same way as the adult brain. The paper, which the scientists say could change the way researchers ...

Medical research

Faulty development of immature brain cells causes hydrocephalus

Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a new cause of hydrocephalus, a devastating neurological disorder that affects between one and three of every 1,000 babies born. Working in mice, the researchers identified ...

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