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Tag: Neurons

Neurons
Cognitive decline and neurological aging may involve a peptide known as adropin, according to new research. The identification of this link offers a new perspective on the aging brain and points to novel potential therapies. A newly discovered metabolic neuropeptide The adropin protein is encoded by the Energy Homeostasis Associated (ENHO) gene, and as the...
Stressful stimuli
Researchers publishing in Aging have found that stresses, both biological and in daily life, harm one of our fundamental abilities to correctly process what's going on around us. What is sensory gating? Sensory gating is the brain's ability to filter out irrelevant stimuli after the first time it experiences them. It reflects our ability to...
Sleeping Mouse
Publishing in the journal Aging, a team of Russian researchers has shown what happens to the cognitive capabilities and brain structures of young and old sleep-deprived mice. Sleep-deprived mice act somewhat like sleep-deprived people This experiment used three groups of mice, each of which had two sub-groups of younger and older animals. One group did...
Lab mouse
Molecular Psychiatry has recently published a report from the University of Cambridge detailing how the brain’s extracellular matrix (ECM) changes with age, negatively impacting memory, and how modifying the components of the brain ECM can revitalize memory in mice [1]. What is neuroplasticity? Neuroplasticity is the ability of neurons to form new connections. This ability...
Mouse back
A new study published in Cell Reports has shown that the senolytic navitoclax (ABT-263) helps mice heal from spinal cord injuries [1]. The difference between mice and zebrafish The zebrafish is a well-known species studied for its regenerative abilities, so the researchers began their investigation by examining what happens to the spines of mice and...
Astrocyte
A new study published in Cell Stem Cell has shown how astrocytes, glial cells that perform multiple critical functions in the brain, can become neural stem cells (NSCs) in response to injury. Astrocytes' normal functions The term 'astrocyte', meaning star-shaped cell, refers to a very heterogenous population of cells that perform maintenance, management and constructive...