Star-Shaped Glial Cells Act as the Brain’s ‘Motherboard’

Star-Shaped Glial Cells Act as the Brain’s ‘Motherboard’

Science Daily | Mar 07, 2013 » Star-Shaped Glial Cells Act as the Brain’s ‘Motherboard’. The transistors and wires that power our electronic devices need to be mounted on a base material known as a “motherboard.” Our human brain is not so...
Reshaping the Brain: Scientists Reprogram Neurons After Birth

Reshaping the Brain: Scientists Reprogram Neurons After Birth

Diana Gitig | ARS | Jan 14, 2013 » Reshaping the Brain: Scientists Reprogram Neurons After Birth The cerebral cortex—the gray matter that forms the outer layers of the mammalian cerebrum and cerebellum—is divided into six different layers based on the presence of...

Oxygen Chamber Can Boost Brain Repair Years After Stroke or Trauma

Science Daily | Jan 13, 2013 » Oxygen Chamber Can Boost Brain Repair Years After Stroke or Trauma Stroke, traumatic injury, and metabolic disorder are major causes of brain damage and permanent disabilities, including motor dysfunction, psychological disorders, memory...

Mouse Study Reveals Stem Cell Capability in Brain Tissue Repair

UCSF | Dec 15, 2006 » Mouse Study Reveals Stem Cell Capability in Brain Tissue Repair UCSF scientists have determined that adult stem cells in a specific region of the mouse brain have a built-in mechanism that allows the cells to participate in the repair and...