brain cells

Gut Microbes may Improve Stroke Recovery

Lexington, KY — New research shows that the microorganisms in our gut could help protect brain cells from damage caused by inflammation after a stroke. The study, published in the Journal of...

‘Census’ in Zebrafish’s Brain

Dresden, Germany — The zebrafish is a master of regeneration: If brain cells are lost due to injury or disease, it can simply reproduce them – contrary to humans where this only happens in the...

Astrocytes Protect Neurons from Toxic Buildup

Chevy Chase, MD — Astrocytes are overtaxed neurons’ pit crew. The brain cells collect damaged lipids secreted by hyperactive neurons, then recycle those toxic molecules into energy, researchers...

Watching Neurons in Action

Okinawa Prefecture, Japan — Our brain cells control every aspect of our lives – from the movements we make to the memories we form. But capturing the activity of neurons in the form of electric...

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