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brain circuits

How do Adult Brain Circuits Regulate New Neuron Production?

Before we are born, the developing brain creates an incredible number of neurons, which migrate to specific parts of the brain to ready us...
autism

Promise Seen in Possible Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Human chromosome 16p11.2 deletion syndrome is caused by the absence of about 27 genes on chromosome 16. This deletion is characterized by intellectual disability; impaired...
Parkinson’s disease

New Cause of Parkinson’s Disease Found

A study led by Prof. Daesoo Kim of KAIST has overturned 30 years of consensus on the cause of Parkinson’s disease.The team showed that...
gamma-aminobutyric acid

Superhuman “Night” Vision During the Total Eclipse?

If you were fortunate enough to witness the recent total solar eclipse in all its glory, you might have noticed something surprising.It was dark...
binge-eating

Optic Probes Shed Light on Binge-eating

Activating neurons in an area of the brain not previously associated with feeding can produce binge-eating behavior in mice, a new Yale study finds.When...
gravity

Life on Earth Is Used to Gravity — so What Happens...

Andy Tay is a UCLA Ph.D. student in bioengineering. This piece appeared on the Conversation.There’s one force whose effects are so deeply entrenched in...
retina

Fish Eyes May Hold Key to Regenerating Human Retinas

If you were a fish and your retina was damaged, it could repair itself and your vision would be restored in a few weeks.Sadly,...
epilepsy

New Clues Emerge in Rare Form of Childhood Epilepsy

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are one step closer to understanding what causes early-onset epileptic encephalopathy, a rare form of childhood epilepsy...
neurons

Nurturing Neurons

Neurological disorders are especially challenging to study in the laboratory, in part because of limited access to fully functional human neurons. Now, a powerful...
antidepressant

New Strategy for Antidepressant Therapies

Experimentally increasing the activity of a subclass of nerve cells that produce the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) has antidepressant effects similar to pharmaceutical antidepressants...
Schizophrenia

Molecular ‘Identity Theft’ May Underlie Key Mechanism of Schizophrenia, Mouse Study...

Schizophrenia affects millions of people worldwide, and yet we understand so little about the disease. Joseph Gogos, MD, PhD, a neuroscientist at Columbia’s Mortimer...
cortical neurons

Visualization of Newly Formed Synapses with Unprecedented Resolution

Proper cell-to-cell connection is a fundamental mechanism for normal brain function; abnormal connections result in various forms of brain disorders or death. Synapses are...

Transporter for GABA receptors holds key to autism

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have demonstrated that PX-RICS, a transport protein for GABA receptors which suppress neural activity, is responsible for autism...
autism

Discovery of a new drug target could lead to novel treatment...

Penn State scientists have discovered a novel drug target and have rescued functional deficits in human nerve cells derived from patients with Rett Syndrome,...