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Researchers visualize formation of a new synapse

A protein called neuroligin that is implicated in some forms of autism is critical to the construction of a working synapse, locking neurons together like "molecular Velcro," a study lead by a team of UC Davis researchers ...

dateJun 18, 2009 in Genetics
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Capturing the birth of a synapse

Researchers have identified the locking mechanism that allows some neurons to form synapses to pass along essential information. Mutations of genes that produce a critical cell-adhesion molecule involved in ...

dateMay 27, 2009 in Neuroscience
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The genetic basis of 130 brain diseases

In research published today, scientists have studied human brain samples to isolate a set of proteins that accounts for over 130 brain diseases. The paper also shows an intriguing link between diseases and the evolution of ...

dateDec 19, 2010 in Neuroscience
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