Tag: axons

October 2014
Opinion / Viewpoint

Tracking neurons’ long projections to unravel autism

by ,  /  21 October 2014

Many brain imaging studies of autism focus on neurons’ connections or activity, but examining neuronal tracts across the brain is equally informative, say Julia Owen and Pratik Mukherjee. 

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September 2014
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Method reveals thin insulation on neurons in autism brains

by  /  24 September 2014

A method for measuring myelin, the protective sheath around neurons, indicates that there is less of it in the brains of people with autism than in those of controls.

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Combo of collagen, silk scaffold nurtures brain-like tissue

by  /  17 September 2014

Bioengineers have built a donut-shaped scaffold that supports the growth of brain-like tissue, they reported 11 August.

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August 2014
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Deep-brain neurons’ glow reveals elements of social circuits

by  /  13 August 2014

Light-transmitting cables implanted deep in mouse brains reveal connections between brain regions that control social interactions, according to a study published 19 June in Cell.

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July 2014
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Suite of methods yields complex model of neuronal junctions

by  /  2 July 2014

Researchers debuted a three-dimensional model of an average synapse, the point of connection between neurons, in the 30 May issue of Science.

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May 2014
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Chemical cocktail renders mouse, monkey brains transparent

by  /  28 May 2014

A new method for turning brains transparent and scanning them will make it easier to map neuronal circuits, according to a paper published 24 April in Cell.

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Misdirected neurons may underlie autism symptoms

by  /  13 May 2014

Proteins that help guide neurons to their correct destination in the brain may be involved in autism, says Christopher Cowan.

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March 2014
Opinion

‘Rich club’ brain network grows richer with age

by  /  21 March 2014

The ‘rich club,’ a higher-order brain network, is anatomically similar but functionally richer in adults compared with children, according to a study published 5 February in PLoS One.

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February 2014
News

Genetics: Proteins that support neurons linked to autism

by  /  25 February 2014

Mutations in two proteins that help guide neurons as they grow in the developing brain may be risk factors for autism, according to a study published 14 January in Human Molecular Genetics.

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Multimodal mouse model for autism

by  /  11 February 2014

A new paper accomplishes a rare feat, linking human genetics with physiology, behavior and a therapeutic in a compelling mouse model of autism, says Alan Packer.

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