Neuroscience

New study reveals a holistic way to look at neurons in the brain

A new lens on visual neurons is laying the groundwork for a more complete "family tree" of the mammalian brain. A team of researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science, a division of the Allen Institute, published ...

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Brainstem neurons control both behaviour and misbehaviour

A recent study at the University of Helsinki reveals how gene control mechanisms define the identity of developing neurons in the brainstem. The researchers also showed that a failure in differentiation of the brainstem neurons ...

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A step closer to mapping the rodent brain

The rodent Hippocampal formation is one of the most exhaustively studied regions in the mammalian brain but until now, there has not been a comprehensive knowledge base of its synaptic physiology. In a front cover paper published ...

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Casting light on the brain's inner workings

The mammalian brain is the most complex organ in the body, capable of processing thousands of stimuli simultaneously to analyze patterns, predict changes and generate highly measured action. How the brain does all this—within ...

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Genetic screen offers new drug targets for Huntington's disease

Using a type of genetic screen that had previously been impossible in the mammalian brain, MIT neuroscientists have identified hundreds of genes that are necessary for neuron survival. They also used the same approach to ...

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Respiration key to increase oxygen in the brain

Contrary to accepted knowledge, blood can bring more oxygen to mice brains when they exercise because the increased respiration packs more oxygen into the hemoglobin, according to an international team of researchers who ...

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A new high-resolution map of how the brain is wired

In their quest to map the millions of neural highways and connections in the brain, researchers at the Allen Institute have made a significant step forward, unveiling a new high-resolution view of the wiring diagram of the ...

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