A new study reveals the mechanisms by which neurons and astrocytes work together to form synapses.
Stem cell study reveals astrocytes carrying the Alzheimer’s associated APOE4 gene release more cholesterol than those carrying the APOE3 gene. Findings shed light on how different versions of the APOE gene in astrocytes influence amyloid-beta productio…
Cholesterol produced by astrocytes in the brain is required for the production of amyloid-beta. The findings shed light on how and why amyloid-beta forms, and may explain why genes associated with cholesterol have been implicated as risk factors for Al…
Almost half of the identified human accelerated regions of the genome appear to act as neurodevelopment enhancers, researchers say. The findings shed new light on the genetic basis of human evolution.
A new advanced imaging technique shows how cholesterol regulates the production of Alzheimer’s associated amyloid beta proteins in astrocytes.
Hyperactive microglia immune cells may play a significant role in the development of ALS, researchers report.
Ketamine and exposure to 60-hertz flickering light show promise as a potentially new, non-invasive therapy to help rejuvenate the aging brain.
Study reveals the role astrocytes play in the crucial closing period of brain plasticity following birth. The findings could help in the development of strategies to reintroduce plasticity in the adult brain.
A new study reveals humans and mice have significant differences in how oxidative stress and inflammation trigger immune response genes in astrocytes. Researchers suggest lab models of neurodegeneration should incorporate specially engineered mouse mod…
The hepaCAM protein plays a critical role in the communication and coordination of astrocytes as they build synapses. The findings shed new light on potential biological mechanisms behind ASD and epilepsy.