They say you can't teach old dogs new tricks, but new research shows you can teach an old rat new sounds, even if the lesson doesn't stick very long
An international team of researchers has uncovered a destructive mechanism at the molecular level that causes a well-known phenomenon associated with obesity, called leptin resistance
The system fully replicates Alzheimer's pathology, including neural cell death
Findings could deepen understanding of neurological disorders
Microglia help synapses grow and rearrange, EMBL researchers show
The finding, made in mice, could lead to new strategies for warding off age-related diseases and extending lifespan
"Probes that are highly specific, attach effectively and above all are small hold great potential. They can help shed light on the layout of proteins in their natural cellular context and even allow quantifying them," scientist says.
Combining two cutting-edge techniques reveals that neurons in the prefrontal cortex are built to respond to reward or aversion, a finding with implications for treating mental illness and addictions