Researchers identify previously unknown subtype of neuron in the visual cortex.
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Two new network of neurons in the brainstem identified in appetite regulation.
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'Now, for the first time, researchers have created a method to watch—in real time—the activity of those motor neurons. The new technology, developed by Salk scientists and published in Neuron, is helping researchers understand how spinal cord cells make connections with motor neurons, and how clinicians might be able to repair those connections in patients with spinal cord injuries or neurodegenerative diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).' Observing Motor Neurons
Buried deep underneath the folds of the cerebral cortex, neural stem cells in…
Largest ever human trial shows resveratrol impacts Alzheimer’s biomarker.
There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but there is a lot that can be done to enable someone to live well with the condition. This will involve pharmaceutical, psychiatric support and activities. However, this will alleviate the condition not avoid it, therefore multiple research programmes around the world are working towards a cure for this disease. Now, a study from researchers at Georgetown University shows that long-term resveratrol usage in people with mild to moderate…
Researchers identify previously unknown neural mechanism responsible for fat breakdown.
Now, a study from researchers at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência and Rockefeller University has shown that fat tissue is innervated and that direct stimulation of neurons in fat is sufficient to induce fat breakdown. The team state that their results set up the stage for developing novel anti-obesity therapies. The opensource study is published in the journal Cell.
Study verifies how stem cells get activated to produce new hair.
Adult stem cells provide the body with a reservoir from which damaged or used up tissues can be replenished. In organs like the intestines and skin, which need constant rejuvenating, these stem cells are dividing frequently.
Alzheimer amyloid accumulation found in young adult brains for the first time.
Amyloid, an abnormal protein whose accumulation in the brain is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, starts accumulating inside neurons of people as young as 20, a much younger age than scientists ever imagined, reports a surprising new Northwestern Medicine study. Scientists believe this is the first time amyloid accumulation has been shown in such young human brains. It’s long been known that amyloid accumulates and forms clumps of plaque outside neurons in aging adults and in Alzheimer’s.