Latest News

Tangled path of Alzheimer's-linked brain cells mapped in mice

By studying laboratory mice, scientists have succeeded in plotting the labyrinthine paths of some of the largest nerve cells in the mammalian brain: cholinergic neurons, the first cells to degenerate in people with Alzheimer's disease. Cholinergic neurons are among the largest neurons in the mammal brain. Named for their release of a chemical messenger called acetylcholine, they number only in the thousands in mouse brains, a tiny fraction of the 50 to 100 million total neurons.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Presence or absence of early language delay alters anatomy of the brain in autism

  • Dying brain cells cue new brain cells to grow in songbird

  • One out of three severely injured patients undertriaged in the United States

  • Food memory: Discovery shows how we remember taste experiences

  • Brainwave test could improve autism diagnosis, classification

  • Benefits of wellness program for people with multiple sclerosis demonstrated in pilot study

  • Physical activity in older adults linked to brain white-matter integrity

  • Researchers discover how circular RNA is created, find link to degenerative disease

  • Providing private mental health service to veterans: Hurdles, challenges, advice

  • Cooling of dialysis fluids protects against brain damage

  •