Mouse Study Suggests Fibromyalgia Has Autoimmune Roots
Mouse Study Suggests Fibromyalgia Has Autoimmune Roots
When researchers injected mice with antibodies from fibromyalgia patients, the animals developed symptoms of the disease—suggesting that it may be controlled by the immune system, not the nervous system.
Mouse Study Suggests Fibromyalgia Has Autoimmune Roots
Mouse Study Suggests Fibromyalgia Has Autoimmune Roots

When researchers injected mice with antibodies from fibromyalgia patients, the animals developed symptoms of the disease—suggesting that it may be controlled by the immune system, not the nervous system.

When researchers injected mice with antibodies from fibromyalgia patients, the animals developed symptoms of the disease—suggesting that it may be controlled by the immune system, not the nervous system.

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Infographic: Reverse Signaling Between Neurons
Infographic: Reverse Signaling Between Neurons
Christie Wilcox | Jun 4, 2021
So-called mossy fiber synapses in the hippocampus can meter the amount of neurotransmitter they receive by sending glutamate against the usual direction of synaptic flow.
Hippocampal Cell Communication Is Bidirectional: Study
Hippocampal Cell Communication Is Bidirectional: Study
Christie Wilcox | Jun 4, 2021
In an unexpected twist in neuroscience dogma, the cells on the receiving end of neurotransmission appear to be able to release glutamate to regulate the transmitting cell’s activity.
Opinion: The Overlooked Power of Inhibitory Neurons
Opinion: The Overlooked Power of Inhibitory Neurons
Lauren Aguirre | Jun 1, 2021
Understanding how the brain coordinates electrical activity could be key to developing more-effective treatments for a variety of brain disorders.
How Infectious Diseases Affect the Brain
How Infectious Diseases Affect the Brain
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Apr 8, 2021
From a loss of taste to dementia, infectious agents cause an array of neurological symptoms.
Early-Life Stress Exerts Long-Lasting Effects Via Epigenome
Early-Life Stress Exerts Long-Lasting Effects Via Epigenome
Asher Jones | Mar 18, 2021
In mice, epigenetic marks made on histones during infancy influence depression-like behavior during adulthood. A drug that reverses the genomic tags appears to undo the damage.
Breaking Down Barriers
Breaking Down Barriers
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 19, 2020
Looking at the future of neurodegeneration research!
Michelle Gray Tracks Huntington’s in Different Brain Cells
Michelle Gray Tracks Huntington’s in Different Brain Cells
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020
The University of Alabama at Birmingham neuroscientist aims to determine which cells are most important in prompting the disease’s initiation and progression.
SARS-CoV-2 Can Infect Human Brain Organoids
SARS-CoV-2 Can Infect Human Brain Organoids
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 9, 2020
The results are a proof-of-concept that the novel coronavirus can replicate in neurons, but it’s too soon to say whether this occurs in people with COVID-19.
Adult-Born Neurons Strengthen Memories While Mice Sleep
Adult-Born Neurons Strengthen Memories While Mice Sleep
Ruth Williams | Jun 4, 2020
The activation of young brain cells in adult mice is necessary not just for forming memories, but consolidating them during rapid eye movement sleep, a study shows.
Daniel Colón-Ramos Reveals the Mysteries of Worms’ Memories
Daniel Colón-Ramos Reveals the Mysteries of Worms’ Memories
Claudia Lopez-Lloreda | May 1, 2020
The Yale neuroscientist seeks to understand the brain’s architecture and function using C. elegans.
Lost Smell and Taste Hint COVID-19 Can Target the Nervous System
Lost Smell and Taste Hint COVID-19 Can Target the Nervous System
Ashley Yeager | Mar 24, 2020
The symptoms suggest SARS-CoV-2 might infect neurons, raising questions about whether there could be effects on the brain that play a role in patients’ deaths, but the data are preliminary.
Artificial Neurons Fire in Life-Like Patterns
Artificial Neurons Fire in Life-Like Patterns
Ashley Yeager | Dec 4, 2019
The silicon chips receive and send electrical signals, recreating activity from neurons in the rat brain that play a role in breathing and thinking.
Mitochondria from Different Brain Cells Have Different Proteins
Mitochondria from Different Brain Cells Have Different Proteins
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2019
Organelles isolated from two types of neurons and a nonneuronal astrocyte in the mouse cerebellum showed varying levels of proteins, hinting at functional differences.
Infographic: What’s in a Mitochondrion?
Infographic: What’s in a Mitochondrion?
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2019
A study finds variations in the levels of proteins for some important processes among organelles from different brain cells.
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
Ruth Williams | Nov 14, 2019
A major sensory neuron in roundworms distinguishes proprioception from harmful touch by sending out local or whole-cell signals, respectively.
Long-Lived Neural Stem Cells Identified in Living Mice
Long-Lived Neural Stem Cells Identified in Living Mice
Ashley Yeager | Oct 22, 2019
New, unpublished results show some of the cells produce new neurons for up to 90 days, much longer than a previously identified set of neural stem cells that only generate neurons for a month or two.
Johannes Kohl Untangles the Neural Circuitry Behind Instinct
Johannes Kohl Untangles the Neural Circuitry Behind Instinct
Nicoletta Lanese | Oct 1, 2019
The Francis Crick Institute neurobiologist aims to learn how physiological states, such as hunger, alter information processing in the brain.
Aggressive Cancers Feed Off the Brain’s Nerves
Aggressive Cancers Feed Off the Brain’s Nerves
Emily Makowski | Sep 20, 2019
Three studies show that tumor cells can behave like neurons.
Image of the Day: Clustered Memories
Image of the Day: Clustered Memories
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 5, 2019
Using super-resolution microscopy, scientists learned how mutant tau causes a memory-related protein to clump up in mouse neurons.