Latest News

The brain with all its cells and their connections: Scientists succeed in the complete reconstruction of a piece of retina

Decoding the essence of being -- understanding the brain and all its connections, that is Connectomics. Scientists have now made an important step in this direction: After analyzing data for four years, aided by about 200 undergraduate students, the scientists created a precise diagram of all nerve cells and their connections in a piece of mouse retina. Although representing only a small fraction of the brain, this diagram already revealed a new cell type and circuit motifs that may help to understand the reactions of certain retinal cells.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Increased levels of the body's own cannabinoids impair embryonic brain development

  • Rigid connections: Molecular basis of age-related memory loss explained

  • Low strength brain stimulation may be effective for depression

  • Neuroprotective role of immune cell discovered

  • Enzyme linked to Alzheimer?s disease

  • Epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders found

  • Mental health issues in children with relatives who participated in manhunt after Boston Marathon

  • Underlying cause of cerebral palsy could lie in family links; Relatives including first cousins could be at risk

  • Antipsychotic drugs linked to slight decrease in brain volume

  • Researchers identify brain network with mapping technique

  •