nerve cells

Gut to Brain: Nerve Cells Detect What We Eat

Halle (Saale), Germany — The gut and the brain communicate with each other in order to adapt satiety and blood sugar levels during food consumption. The vagus nerve is an important communicator between...

Vitamin A for Nerve Cells

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — Neuroscientists agree that a person’s brain is constantly changing, rewiring itself and adapting to environmental stimuli. This is how humans learn new things...

Nerve Cells Let Others “Listen In”

Bonn, Germany — How many “listeners” a nerve cell has in the brain is strictly regulated. This is shown by an international study led by the University College London and the universities...

One Step Closer to Chronic Pain Relief

Aarhus, Denmark — Sortilin, which is a protein expressed on the surface of nerve cells, plays a crucial role in pain development in laboratory mice – and in all likelihood in humans as well....

Communication Between Neural Networks

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — The brain is organized into a network of specialized networks of nerve cells. For such a brain architecture to function, these specialized networks – each located...

Neurobiology of Social Aggression

Singapore — Duke-NUS researchers have discovered that a growth factor protein, called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and its receptor, tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB) affects social...

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