Brain

Reactivating Ageing Stem Cells in the Brain

Zürich, Switzerland — The stem cells in our brain generate new neurons throughout life, for example in the hippocampus. This region of the brain plays a key role for a range of memory processes. With...

Study Reveals Immune Driver of Brain Ageing

Stanford, CA — Suppose Smokey the Bear were to go on a tear and start setting forest fires instead of putting them out. That roughly describes the behaviour of certain cells of our immune system that...

How SARS-CoV-2 Reaches the Brain

Berlin, Germany — Using post-mortem tissue samples, a team of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have studied the mechanisms by which the novel coronavirus can reach the brains...

How Brain Forms Sensory Memories

Halle (Saale), Germany — The brain encodes information collected by our senses. However, to perceive our environment and to constructively interact with it, these sensory signals need to be interpreted...

Linking Sight and Movement

Cambridge, MA — To get a better look at the world around them, animals constantly are in motion. Primates and people use complex eye movements to focus their vision (as humans do when reading, for...

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