This schematic shows how beta-amyloid (Aß) oligomers, the classical complement cascade and microglia work together to induce synapse loss in the pre-plaque Alzheimer’s disease brain. The Aß oligomers activate complement molecules (C1q and C3), causing..
Figure shows the ventrolateral part (highlighted in green) of the ventromedial hypothalamus (circled) in the mouse brain, where aggressive motivations build up immediately before acts of violence and bullying.Credit: Images courtesy of Nature Neuroscience The..
Complete specimen of Chengjiangocaris kunmingensis from the early Cambrian Xiaoshiba biota of South China. Bottom: Magnification of ventral nerve cord of Chengjiangocaris kunmingensis.Credit: Top: Jie Yang, Bottom: Yu Liu Researchers have found one of the..
These findings show that rhythmic activity within key regions of the brain, including the hippocampus, an area that is involved with the formation and retrieval of memories, and the neocortex, the grey matter “wrapping paper”..
A new study published in Addiction Biology has shown the presence of alterations in brain functioning and structure in cocaine users. The study was led by the Research Group on Human Neuropsychopharmacology, Institute of Biomedical Research (IIB-Sant..
After just nine weeks of internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy, the brain of patients suffering from social anxiety disorder changes in volume. Anxiety is reduced, and parts of the patients’ brains decrease in both volume and..
Callosal projection neurons (green) are shown in the cerebral cortex.Credit: Jessica MacDonald and Jeffrey Macklis Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have identified a faulty signaling pathway that, when corrected, in mice ameliorates the symptoms..
Salk scientists computationally reconstructed brain tissue in the hippocampus to study the sizes of connections (synapses). The larger the synapse, the more likely the neuron will send a signal to a neighboring neuron. The team..
Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a mechanism that may explain how the brain can recall nearly all of what happened on a recent afternoon — or make a thorough plan..
Mothers, put down your smartphones when caring for your babies! That’s the message from University of California, Irvine researchers, who have found that fragmented and chaotic maternal care can disrupt proper brain development, which can..