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Study shows that vesicles appear to also contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is characterized by cognitive decline, alteration of synaptic transmission, and neuronal death brought on by accumulation of neurofibrillary tangles in neurons and amyloid beta in the brain.  … Continue Reading Study shows that vesicles appear to also contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

Neuroimaging shows how the brain switches from past to present memory mode.

The hippocampus is a critical structure for encoding of novel experiences. A particularly compelling puzzle is how the hippocampus encodes new information in the presence of interference from past memories.  … Continue Reading Neuroimaging shows how the brain switches from past to present memory mode.

Study breaks new ground on the role and formation of astrocytes in the brain.

Astrocytes are star-shaped cells in the brain that surround brain cells, known as neurons, protecting them from injury and enabling them to function properly.  The brain contains billions of cells, … Continue Reading Study breaks new ground on the role and formation of astrocytes in the brain.

Researchers purify and grow human astrocytes-in-a-dish for the first time ever.

Astrocytes are star-shaped glial cells in the brain and spinal cord.  They perform many functions, including biochemical support of endothelial cells that form the blood–brain barrier, provision of nutrients to … Continue Reading Researchers purify and grow human astrocytes-in-a-dish for the first time ever.