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Illustration of peach-colored microglia among light blue neurons. Both cell types are illustrated with multiple jagged extensions coming out of a spherical cell body.
Mouse Immune Cells Destroy Nerves’ Coating, Causing Chronic Pain

A study suggests a way in which acute nerve injury could trigger an autoimmune response that leads to continuing pain in mice.

Mouse Immune Cells Destroy Nerves’ Coating, Causing Chronic Pain
Mouse Immune Cells Destroy Nerves’ Coating, Causing Chronic Pain

A study suggests a way in which acute nerve injury could trigger an autoimmune response that leads to continuing pain in mice.

A study suggests a way in which acute nerve injury could trigger an autoimmune response that leads to continuing pain in mice.

perineuronal nets
Cannabinoid Exposure During Adolescence Disrupts Neural Regulation
Jef Akst | Nov 6, 2018 | 2 min read
Young rats injected with a synthetic cannabinoid have more of the brain’s motivating dopaminergic signaling and fewer numbers of inhibitory neurons than controls.
Metastatic Knowledge
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2018 | 3 min read
The research enterprise surrounding cancer spreads and changes as it explores multiple facets of the complex disease.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2018 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2018 issue of The Scientist.
Perineuronal Nets: A Mechanism to Control Brain Plasticity
Daniela Carulli | Apr 1, 2018 | 10 min read
The neuronal coverings that mediate synaptic changes are involved in everything from memory to psychiatric disorders, affecting autism, Alzheimer’s, and addiction.
Infographic: Structure of the Perineuronal Net
Daniela Carulli | Mar 31, 2018 | 1 min read
See the web of proteins that make up these neuronal wrappings.
Speaking of Neuroscience
Jef Akst and Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 18, 2016 | 2 min read
A selection of notable quotes from the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting
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