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Microglia filmed shaping synapses for the first time.

Acting as natural computers, our brains contain trillions of cells to store memory and control the body’s functions and emotions.  Around one in ten of the countless cells in the … Continue Reading Microglia filmed shaping synapses for the first time.

Study identifies cause of dendritic pruning defect linked to autism and schizophrenia.

Memories are formed at structures in the brain known as dendritic spines which communicate with other brain cells via synapses. It is known that the number of these brain connections … Continue Reading Study identifies cause of dendritic pruning defect linked to autism and schizophrenia.

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