News tagged with brain cells

Immune molecule regulates brain connections

The number of connections between nerve cells in the brain can be regulated by an immune system molecule, according to a new study from UC Davis. The research, published Feb. 27 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, reveals ...

dateFeb 27, 2011 in Neuroscience
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A barrier against brain stem cell aging

Neural stem cells generate new neurons throughout life in the mammalian brain. However, with advancing age the potential for regeneration in the brain dramatically declines. Scientists of the University of Zurich now identified ...

dateSep 17, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Putting the squeeze on a cell's nucleus

Nuclear membranes protect genes—life's most precious cargo—but little is known about why they function in different tissue types. For instance, nuclei in brain cells tend to be soft and pliable while those in bone cells ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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