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Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology

Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology investigates the biology of the nervous system with molecular and related methodologies. Some major topics include neurocytology, neuroimmunology, symapse, and neurotransmitters.


Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology Articles

Nitric Oxide Can Alter Brain Function
Research from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester shows that nitric oxide (NO) can change the computational ability of the brain.

Date: 7 Sep 2009, Rating: 5.00

Capturing The Birth Of A Synapse: Mechanism Locking Two Neurons Found
Researchers have identified the locking mechanism that allows some neurons to form synapses to pass along essential information.

Date: 7 Sep 2009, Rating: 3.50

Why We Remember Important Things And Forget Trivia: Neuron's Synapses Remodel Themselves
Where would we be without our ability to remember important information or, for that matter, to forget irrelevant details?

Date: 7 Sep 2009, Rating: 5.00

Revealing The Regulating Mechanism Behind Signal Transduction In The Brain
Our brain consists of billions of cells that continually transmit signals to each other.

Date: 7 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Why It Is Easy To Encode New Memories But Hard To Hold Onto Them
Memories aren't made of actin filaments. But their assembly is crucial for long-term potentiation (LTP), an increase in synapse sensitivity that researchers think helps to lay down memories.

Date: 7 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Protein Shown To Be Major Component Of Synapse Construction
Nitric oxide gets neurons together.

Date: 7 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Visualizing Formation Of A New Synapse
A protein called neuroligin that is implicated in some forms of autism is critical to the construction of a working synapse, locking neurons together like "molecular Velcro"

Date: 7 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Laminin Builds The Neuromuscular Synapse
Like a plug and a socket, a nerve and a muscle fiber mesh at the neuromuscular junction.

Date: 7 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Leptin has powerful effect on reward center in the brain
Leptin, a hormone critical for normal food intake and metabolism, exerts a strong effect on appetite by acting in the mid-brain region as well as in the hypothalamus

Date: 3 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Scientists a step closer to understanding how anaesthetics work in the brain
An important clue to how anaesthetics work on the human body has been provided by the discovery of a molecular feature common to both the human brain and the great pond snail nervous system

Date: 3 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Carnegie Mellon scientists investigate initial molecular mechanism that triggers neuronal firing
Chemists have solved a decade-long molecular mystery that could eventually help scientists develop drug therapies to treat a variety of disorders, including epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease.

Date: 3 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Nerve cells' power plants caught in a traffic jam
Nerve cells need lots of energy to work properly, and the energy needs to be delivered to the right place at the right time.

Date: 3 Mar 2008, Rating: 2.67

NYU, Salk Institute neuroscientists offer new path for measuring visual responses to complex images
Neuroscientists at New York University and the Salk Institute have developed a new technique for measuring visual responses to complex images.

Date: 3 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Neurons use chemical 'chords' to shape signaling
Researchers have discovered that neurons can use two different neurotransmitters that target the same receptor on a receiving neuron to shape the transmission of a nerve impulse

Date: 3 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Primary neurons transfection by using magnetofection technology
an innovative technique called Magnetofection to greatly improve transfection efficiencies and cell viability.

Date: 22 Jan 2008, Rating: 5.00, 7 pages

Amyloid beta, neural lipids, cholesterol & Alzheimer's disease
To date great number of articles were devoted to cholesterol (chol) but only few articles studied the role for chol in neuron function/degeneration.

Date: 7 Sep 2007, Rating: 0.50, 11 pages

Amyloid beta protein restores hippocampal long term potentiation: a central role for cholesterol?
In the present study the authors attempted to dissect out the role for Ab in the synaptic plasticity in adult rat ex vivo hippocampal slices

Date: 7 Sep 2007, Rating: 5.00, 11 pages

The emerging neurobiology of cholesterol
In neurobiology, three quite different roles of cholesterol can be discerned

Date: 7 Sep 2007, Rating: 5.00

UCSF Study Finds Nerve Regeneration Is Possible In Spinal Cord Injuries
A team of scientists at UCSF has made a critical discovery that may help in the development of techniques to promote functional recovery after a spinal cord injury.

Date: 4 Sep 2007, Rating: 4.00

UNC Scientists Discover Molecular Pathway Leading To Nerve Growth And Regeneration
Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered key steps involved in regulating nerve growth and regeneration that may have implications for spinal cord research.

Date: 4 Sep 2007, Rating: 3.00