Latest News

Fast and reliable: New mechanism for speedy transmission in basket cells discovered

A new subcellular mechanism for reliable, fast transmission in the so-called basket cells of the brain has been discovered by researchers. Basket cells play a key role in information processing in neuronal networks in the hippocampus. To fulfill their function, signal transmission has to be both fast and reliable: basket cells convert an incoming excitatory signal into an outgoing inhibitory signal within up to a millisecond, and this output signal needs to be distributed to a large number of target cells.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Spastic paraplegia: New light shed on cause

  • Sleep twitches light up the brain

  • Single-neuron 'hub' orchestrates activity of an entire brain circuit

  • 'Frenemy' in Parkinson's disease takes to crowdsourcing

  • Self-compassion key to positive body image, coping

  • Brief depression questionnaires could lead to unnecessary antidepressant prescriptions

  • CHICA system improves developmental delay screening, surveillance

  • The dangers of teens using marijuana

  • Jersey drivers admit to risky behaviors, poll finds

  • Talk therapy -- not medication -- best for social anxiety disorder, large study finds

  •