neurons

The last frontier

Examining the molecular basis of brain plasticity and the manner in which neurons 'learn' -

University of California (UC) Santa Barbara neuroscientist Kenneth Kosik has been studying the brain for decades. His UC Santa Barbara...

Study offers approach to treating pain

For many patients with chronic pain, any light touch—even just their clothes touching their skin—can be agony. Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) of...

Image of the Day: Zebrafish neurons

A single neuron is seen here in the midbrain of an adult transgenic zebrafish.

The neuron is expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP). The color relates to intensity of GFP, where low (black) to high (white) intensity follows the scale...

Image of the Day: Postnatal neurogenesis

Neurogenesis is the process by which neurons are generated from neural stem and progenitor cells.

This process is most active during pre-natal development, however new neurons are also continually produced throughout adulthood. This occurs...