Neurons

A Molecule That Directs Neurons

Trento TN, Italy — The habenula is a small region at the centre of the brain, but is crucial for people’s lives. It is made up of groups of nerve cells that control the “neurotransmitters”...

New Role for Neurogenesis

Jerusalem, Israel — The ability to create new neurons may exist as built-in protection for sensitive brain areas, according to research in mice recently published in JNeurosci. For a quarter of...

Rejuvenating The Brain

Dresden, Germany — We all will experience it at some point, unfortunately: The older we get the more our brains will find it difficult to learn and remember new things. What the reasons underlying...

‘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...

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