Neuroscience

Mapping neural connections in Parkinson's disease

The imbalanced activation of neural cells and previously unknown connections within the brain's external globus pallidus (GPe) and striatum may be responsible for some motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease and similar neurodegenerative ...

Medical research

Astrocytes derived from patients with bipolar disorder malfunction

Brain cells called astrocytes derived from the induced pluripotent stem cells of patients with bipolar disorder offer suboptimal support for neuronal activity. In a paper appearing March 4th in the journal Stem Cell Reports, ...

Neuroscience

Study explains how light could activate neurons

Human brains have an average of 86 billion neurons. These nerve cells are interconnected at junctions known as synapses, and some neurons have as many as 10,000 such synapses. A key to understanding brain function is to have ...

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