Small projections of dendritic spines known as spinules are unexpectedly dynamic, while a stable subgroup may form multi-synaptic spine connections, according to the first detailed study of their behavior.
Scientists from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Belgrade have pinpointed the electrophysiological mechanism behind upper motor neuron disease, unlocking the door to potential treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases.
A Northwestern Medicine study has identified looped neural connections between the cortex and thalamus, providing a new understanding of connectivity between the two brain regions.
Neural signaling that encodes certain memories as negative could impact anxiety and substance misuse disorders, according to a recent study.
Higher cumulative blood pressure among African-American patients is a major contributor to their higher risk of dementia, according to a new study.
Sky Dominguez, a second-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, is currently studying the biological mechanisms underlying a sex difference in Alzheimer’s disease, as approximately two-thirds of those with the disease are women.
A newly developed high-resolution brain mapping technology exceeds the lifespans of current platforms and may enhance how brain function is measured and how efficiently neurological diseases are diagnosed and treated.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that eye movements are tightly linked to learning and retrieval, according to new findings.
Nanoparticles traveled to different organs in the body depending on the type of protein coating applied, according to a recent study.
The elevated expression of a gene called LY6K was correlated with increased cancer cell growth and resistance to radiation therapy in glioblastoma, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.