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New Brain Network Connecting Mind and Body Discovered
A new brain network responsible for complex movements may upend what we know about neural maps in primary motor areas
New Brain Network Connecting Mind and Body Discovered
New Brain Network Connecting Mind and Body Discovered

A new brain network responsible for complex movements may upend what we know about neural maps in primary motor areas

A new brain network responsible for complex movements may upend what we know about neural maps in primary motor areas

motor neurons

Neuronal network with electrical activity of neuron cells in 3D
How Do Neurons Work?
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Dec 15, 2022 | 6 min read
Neurons transmit sensory and mechanical information across synapses and along axons throughout the body via chemical signals and electrical impulses.
A false color transmission electron microscope micrograph showing the nuclear envelope, the rough endoplasmic reticulum, the nucleus, and the cytoplasm.
New Gene Mutants Identified in Rare Motor Neuron Diseases
Clare Watson | Oct 17, 2022 | 2 min read
The discovery of gene variants in cases of hereditary spastic dysplasia could provide a diagnosis to affected families where no genetic cause could be found before.
The balance of mind and body on a seesaw
Psychological Stress Distracts the Immune System from Fighting Infections
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Aug 8, 2022 | 3 min read
Acute stress makes immune cells migrate immediately to the bone marrow, which prepares the body for injury at the expense of increasing infectious disease susceptibility.
Electrode array, with needle-like electrodes facing upward
Brain Implant Allows Completely Paralyzed Patient to Communicate
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Mar 24, 2022 | 4 min read
The patient, who has ALS, is able to communicate in complete sentences by deliberately altering his brain’s activity.
Discovering the Secrets of Motor Neurons with Single Cell Sequencing
LabTalk Podcast - Discovering the Secrets of Motor Neurons with Single Cell Sequencing
The Scientist and 10x Genomics | May 5, 2021 | 1 min read
Researchers identify new motor neuron subgroups and gain insights into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Early Training Forestalls Motor, Memory Difficulties in Mouse Model of Rett Syndrome
Laura Dattaro, Spectrum | Mar 29, 2021 | 3 min read
Manipulating the activity of neurons active during training had similar effects on the mice’s behavior.
Image of the Day: Neuron Guides
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 27, 2019 | 1 min read
A gene helps motor neurons successfully venture out from the spinal cord to muscles during mouse development.
Image of the Day: When Cells Stop Cleaning
The Scientist | Sep 12, 2017 | 1 min read
By stifling autophagy in the motor neurons of a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), scientists stem later-stage disease progression.
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