Tag: axons

June 2015
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Atlas charts gene activity in developing monkey brains

by  /  10 June 2015

Researchers have for the first time mapped gene expression in the rhesus macaque brain from birth through adulthood. The atlas illuminates the expression patterns of genes likely to be important in autism.

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May 2015
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Rainbow of dyes maps neurons’ tangled paths in brain

by  /  13 May 2015

A new method that lets researchers trace the paths of many neurons at once may reveal how neurons go astray in autism.

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Cheap chips let scientists eavesdrop on chatting neurons

by  /  6 May 2015

Inexpensive ‘chips’ imprinted with tiny wells and channels provide a glimpse of neurons communicating in culture.

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January 2015
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Synthetic tags light up, destroy neurons in living mice

by  /  7 January 2015

Researchers have repurposed a technique called SNAP-tag labeling to illuminate and manipulate subsets of neurons in mice.

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December 2014
Opinion

Diffusion imaging of human connectome doesn’t hold water

by  /  23 December 2014

The colorful brain maps created with diffusion imaging — a technique that uses the flow of water as a proxy for nerve tracts — are unlikely to represent the brain’s anatomy with accuracy, says a new study.

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Brains of people with autism show altered growth with age

by  /  11 December 2014

Several brain regions in people with autism become enlarged earlier than usual during childhood and shrink too soon during adulthood, finds an eight-year imaging study.

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Two-armed microscope glimpses multiple brain areas

by  /  10 December 2014

A customized microscope with moveable arms lets researchers simultaneously watch neurons fire in two areas of a mouse brain.
 

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Recipe allows access to structures deep within large tissues

by  /  3 December 2014

A new method called iDISCO makes tissue more transparent and permeable to antibodies, allowing researchers a deeper view into the brain and other organs.

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November 2014
News

Mystery gene uncovered in autism studies may steer neurons

by  /  26 November 2014

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Imaging lights up dynamics of neurons’ connections in mice

by  /  19 November 2014

Researchers have developed a way to capture dynamic changes in the part of the neuron that sends out signals, they reported yesterday at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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