Scientists find a protein common to flies and people is essential for supporting the structure of axons that neurons project to make circuit connections.
First detailed mapping and modeling of thalamus inputs onto visual cortex neurons show brain leverages “wisdom of the crowd” to process sensory information.
Comparing models of working memory with real-world data, MIT researchers find information resides not in persistent neural activity, but in the pattern of its connections.
Tomosyn’s tight regulation of neurotransmitter release distinguishes functions of two neuron classes at the fly neuromuscular junction.
Among study’s many surprises may be a new way to address Fragile X syndrome — by finding a “protein X.”
The protein Synaptotagmin 7 limits supply of neurotransmitter-containing vesicles for release at synapses.
Rapid imaging method could help reveal how conditions such as autism affect brain cells.
MIT study finds synapses develop strength with calcium, maturation.
Study reveals how, when a synapse strengthens, its neighbors weaken.
Researchers will advance our understanding of the human mind and discover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure neurological disorders.
Patients with a rare neuromuscular disorder and those with nerve damage tied to autoimmune disorders may share the same faulty synapses.
Two essential proteins regulate the molecular machinery that controls neuronal communication and the release of signals between neurons.