synapse formation
Human Brain Organoids Thrive in Mouse Brains
Human Brain Organoids Thrive in Mouse Brains
Ashley Yeager | Apr 16, 2018
After implantation, the tissue developed blood vessels and became integrated into neuronal networks in the animals’ brains.
Week in Review: May 5–9
Week in Review: May 5–9
Tracy Vence | May 9, 2014
Synthetic base pairs replicated in vivo; cardiac stem cells questioned; miniature neurotransmissions and synaptic development; neurogenesis and memory loss; STAP saga continues
Minis Ensure Synaptic Maturation
Minis Ensure Synaptic Maturation
Tracy Vence | May 7, 2014
Once considered neurotransmission-related noise, scientists now show that the spontaneous release of presynaptic vesicles is imperative for the maturation of Drosophila synapses.
Schizophrenia’s Intricacies
Schizophrenia’s Intricacies
Abby Olena | Jan 23, 2014
Two studies provide insight into the genetics of the disorder and show again how complex it is.
Pioneering Neurologist Dies
Pioneering Neurologist Dies
Chris Palmer | Aug 27, 2013
Neuroscientist and pediatric neurologist Peter Huttenlocher, who discovered that synapse growth peaks in early childhood, has passed away at age 82.
MIT Lab Retracts Paper
MIT Lab Retracts Paper
Dan Cossins | Feb 15, 2013
A paper describing a new method for imaging synapse formation has been retracted after it emerged that the first author falsified data to prove its effectiveness.
Exit Strategy
Exit Strategy
Hayley Dunning | Nov 1, 2012
Large RNA-protein packets use a novel mechanism to escape the cell nucleus.
Critical Connections
Karen Hopkin | Dec 1, 2011
Through a series of sustained collaborations, Joshua Sanes has deciphered the molecular synergy that guides synapse formation.