News tagged with neuronal connectivity

A molecular switch for memory and addiction

Learning and memory formation are based on the creation of new connections between neurons in the brain. Also, behaviors such as nicotine addiction manifest themselves in long-term changes of neuronal connectivity and can ...

Nov 29, 2010
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Neurons growing in line

In order to be able to understand complex organs such as the brain or the nervous system, simplified model systems are required. A group of German scientists led by the Frankfurt brain researcher Erin Schuman has successfully ...

Apr 15, 2010
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Newly discovered RNA steers brain development

How does the brain work? This question is one of the greatest scientific mysteries, and neurobiologists have only recently begun to piece together the molecular building blocks that enable human beings to be "thinking" animals.

Apr 14, 2010
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Neuron connections seen in 3-D

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, in Germany, led by the Spanish physicist Rubén Fernández-Busnadiego, has managed to obtain 3D images of the vesicles and filaments ...

Jan 22, 2010
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