• New cell counting method offers a robust protocol for studying animal brains

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    Using a surprisingly simple technique, researchers in the University of Arizona Department of Neuroscience have succeeded in approximating how many brain cells make up the brains of several species of bees, ants and wasps.
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  • Study explains future ethical implications of brain organoid research

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    Stem cell research has allowed medicine to go places that were once science fiction. Using stem cells, scientists have manufactured heart cells, brain cells and other cell types that they are now transplanting into patients as a form of cell therapy.
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  • Altered calcium signaling is linked to early-stage Alzheimer's pathology

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    Alzheimer's disease is known for its slow attack on neurons crucial to memory and cognition. But why are these particular neurons in aging brains so susceptible to the disease's ravages, while others remain resilient?
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  • Study: Age-related changes in brain stem cells are more pronounced in male animals

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    Ageing and age-related brain disease do not affect women and men in the same way. The adult brain constantly generates new brain cells called neurons from stem cells, a process called neurogenesis. This process is important for learning and cognitive function which declines as the brain ages.
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