Latest News

Blame it on the astrocytes: does brain's most abundant cell type have role in neurological disorders?

The demonstration that astrocytes, the brain's most abundant cell type, participate in the formation of inhibitory synapses in the cortex suggests an important role for these cells in some neurological disorders. Astrocytes, named for their star-like shape, are ubiquitous brain cells known for regulating excitatory synapse formation through cells. Recent studies have shown that astrocytes also play a role in forming inhibitory synapses, but the key players and underlying mechanisms have remained unknown until now.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Head injury patients develop brain clumps associated with Alzheimer?s disease

  • Neurobiological changes explain how mindfulness meditation improves health

  • Mesh-like scaffold is disordered in Alzheimer's-affected cells

  • Researchers home in on why female newborns are better protected from brain injury

  • First-of-its-kind study explains why rest is critical after a concussion

  • Aggression causes new nerve cells to be generated in the brain

  • Brain formation pattern shows why early trauma may leave no clues

  • More effective speech therapy approach for children with Down Syndrome

  • Brain volume changes after cognitive behavioral therapy

  • 'Schizophrenia' does not exist, argues expert

  •