Neurons

Mechanical Way to Stimulate Neurons

Cambridge, MA — In addition to responding to electrical and chemical stimuli, many of the body’s neural cells can also respond to mechanical effects, such as pressure or vibration. But these...

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...

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