Neuroscience

New insights into how the brain works

The brain is composed of many different types of neurons, and scientists are just beginning to uncover the functional significance of this vast cellular diversity. At Baylor College of Medicine, Drs. Benjamin Arenkiel, Gary ...

Neuroscience

iMT: Creating a blueprint for cortical connectivity

With a bit of light, a few photo sensitive compounds and specialized paper, the blueprint was born. As the favored type of technical drawing for over a century, architects used this crucial tool for its fast reproducibility ...

Neuroscience

Cell therapy could improve brain function for Alzheimer's disease

Like a great orchestra, your brain relies on the perfect coordination of many elements to function properly. And if one of those elements is out of sync, it affects the entire ensemble. In Alzheimer's disease, for instance, ...

Neuroscience

Interneuron migration impairement could lead to macrocephaly

A team from the University of Liège (Belgium) has discovered crosstalk between the migrating inhibitory interneurons and the stem cells that generate the excitatory neurons. The researchers discovered that this cellular ...

Medical research

Modular approach found to improve consistency of organoids

(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers from the U.S. and Australia working at the Yale Stem Cell Center report that they have met with some success in improving the usefulness of organoids. In their paper published in the ...

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