Brain cell
The brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals—only a few invertebrates such as sponges, jellyfish, adult sea squirts and starfis...
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Clearing toxins from brain a great boost for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's treatment.
#BREAKING: New chemicals that clear toxic proteins from brain cells have been identified. A great boost for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's treatment.
Old Drug Boosts Brain's Memory Centers
A long-used drug called methylene blue may rev up activity in brain regions involved in short-term memory and attention, a small study suggests.
New 'Artificial Synapses' Could Let Supercomputers Mimic the Human Brain
Brain-like machines with human-like abilities to solve problems could become a reality, researchers say.
Narcotic Painkillers Actually Prolong Pain, Study Finds
As paradoxical as this may sound, a new CU-Boulder study reveals that opioids like morphine have now been shown to cause an increase in chronic pain in lab rats, findings that could have far-reaching ...
Manipulation Of Specific Neurons Helps To Erase Bad Memories, Enhance Good Ones
Imagine if memory could be tuned in such a way where good memories are enhanced for those suffering from dementia or bad memories are wiped away for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder. A ...
Monsanto To Blame? Zika Virus Conspiracy Theory Explained
A group of Argentine physicians have publicly questioned the cause of the outbreak of microcephaly in Brazil, is it the Zika virus or something else? The group is claiming that Monsanto is to blame fo...
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Moves Individual ‘Fingers’
The subject uses his mind to move individual fingers on a prosthetic arm. Credit: Courtesy of the Journal of Neural Engineering.
Oral Bacteria Linked To Risk Of Stroke
In a study of patients entering the hospital for acute stroke, researchers have increased their understanding of an association between certain types of stroke and the presence of the oral bacteria (c...
With A Few Skin Cells, Scientists Can Make Mini, Thinking Version Of Your Brain
Tiny, rolling balls of brain cells knocking around in a lab may one day help keep you from losing your marbles—among other things.The small cellular balls act like mini-brains, mimicking aspects of th...
Onetime Party Drug Hailed As Miracle For Treating Severe Depression
It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him ac...
How Synapses Work
Salk scientists computationally reconstructed brain tissue in the hippocampus to study the sizes of connections (synapses). The larger the synapse, the more likely the neuron will send a signal to a n...
Even The Elderly Can Recover From A Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
According to a study completed at the Helsinki University Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, even patients over the age of 75 may recover from severe traumatic brain injury. This is the first study ...
High-fat Diet Prompts Immune Cells To Start Eating Connections Between Neurons
When a high-fat diet causes us to become obese, it also appears to prompt normally bustling immune cells in our brain to become sedentary and start consuming the connections between our neurons, scien...
The Search For Happiness: Using MRI To Find Where Happiness Happens
Exercising, meditating, scouring self-help books... we go out of our way to be happy, but do we really know what happiness is? Wataru Sato and his team at Kyoto University have found an answer from a ...
Synapse
In the nervous system, a synapse is a structure that permits a neuron (or nerve cell) to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another cell (neural or otherwise). Santiago Ramón y Cajal proposed th...
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Chemical synapse
Chemical synapses are specialized junctions through which neurons signal to each other and to non-neuronal cells such as those in muscles or glands. Chemical synapses allow neurons to form circuits wi...
Neurology
Neurology (from Greek: νεῦρον, neuron, and the suffix-λογία -logia "study of") is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatmen...
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Nerve regeneration
Neuroregeneration refers to the regrowth or repair of nervous tissues, cells or cell products. Such mechanisms may include generation of new neurons, glia, axons, myelin, or synapses. Neuroregeneratio...
Nerve regeneration - Wikipedia
Pneumoencephalography
Pneumoencephalography (sometimes abbreviated PEG; also referred to as an "air study") was a common medical procedure in which most of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was drained from around the brain by...
Pneumoencephalography - Wikipedia
Neurologist
Neurology (from Greek: νεῦρον, neuron, and the suffix-λογία -logia "study of") is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatmen...
List of neurological research methods
There are numerous types of research methods used when conducting neurological research, all with the purpose of trying to view the activity that occurs within the brain during a certain activity or b...
Old Drug Boosts Brain's Memory Centers
A long-used drug called methylene blue may rev up activity in brain regions involved in short-term memory and attention, a small study suggests.
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
A subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH, /ˌsʌbəˈræknɔɪd ˈhɛmᵊrɪdʒ/), or subarachnoid haemorrhage in British English, is bleeding into the subarachnoid space—the area between the arachnoid membrane and the pia ...
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FreeSurfer
FreeSurfer is a brain imaging software package developed by the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital for analyzing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sca...
Connexin
Connexins, or gap junction proteins, are a family of structurally related transmembrane proteins that assemble to form vertebrate gap junctions (an entirely different family of proteins, the innexins,...
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Excitatory synapse
An excitatory synapse is a synapse in which an action potential in a presynaptic neuron increases the probability of an action potential occurring in a postsynaptic cell. Neurons form networks throug...
Excitatory synapse - Wikipedia
Neural development in humans
The study of neural development in humans draws on both neuroscience and developmental biology to describe the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which complex nervous systems emerge during embryoni...
Neural development in humans - Wikipedia
Steady state visually evoked potential
In neurology, Steady State Visually Evoked Potentials (SSVEP) are signals that are natural responses to visual stimulation at specific frequencies. When the retina is excited by a visual stimulus ran...