By Elena Blanco-Suárez The session that I was most looking forward to at this year’s Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference took place on Sunday November 13. The minisymposium titled ‘Astrocytes as active participants in neural
Archives for November 2016
The brain is a complex and mysterious organ, which performs many functions and the proper functioning of this precious machine is important for well-being. There are about 86 billion neurons in the brain and they
You’re on your way to the traditional Thanksgiving family get-together. You drive down a familiar street, locate your familiar house, and park in a familiar spot. Thank you, hippocampus, for dutifully encoding Wisteria Drive, the
This year’s Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference was rich with emerging advances in the detection of neuropathological changes that occur during Alzheimer’s disease. The cutting edge of this research was presented at the nanosymposium on Molecular
By Lizanne Schweren When planning my SfN itinerary, the amazing meeting planner helped me identify plenty of sessions and presentations that sound really interesting. Here, I’d like to share some of my favorites with you.
By Patricia Izbicki In the recent past, there has been a great divide between the sciences and arts. However, recent studies are uncovering the connections between science and art and their importance to healthy and
Targeting the pathological processes underlying neurodegenerative disease with effective therapies remains one of the greatest yet most important challenges facing neuroscientists today. Among other conditions, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou