Latest News

Scientists discover two proteins that control chandelier cell architecture

Chandelier cells are neurons that use their unique shape to act like master circuit breakers in the brain. These cells have branching projections that allow one chandelier cell to block the output of hundreds of other neurons. Defects in their function have been linked to epilepsy and schizophrenia. In work published, scientists identify two proteins that control the structure of chandelier cells, offering insight into how the cells are regulated.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Depressed? Researchers identify new anti-depressant mechanisms, therapeutic approaches

  • Glaucoma drug helps women with blinding disorder linked to obesity

  • Newly-approved brain stimulator offers hope for individuals with uncontrolled epilepsy

  • Hearing quality restored with bionic ear technology used for gene therapy: Re-growing auditory nerves

  • Finding safe drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases

  • ADHD drug may help preserve self-control resources

  • Airport security-style technology could help doctors decide on stroke treatment

  • Hundreds of genetic mutations found in healthy blood of a supercentenarian

  • Sleep behavior disorder linked to brain disease

  • Brain circuits involved in emotion discovered by neuroscientists

  •