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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Neuroscience. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
A unique interaction between an excitatory neural receptor and a chloride transporter are critical for development of adult-born neurons in the dentate gyrus, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Cell Reports.
A region of the hippocampus known as the dentate gyrus is one of the few locations in the brain where new neurons are continuously born. The current study sheds new light on some of the mechanisms required for proper development and synaptic integration of the adult-born neurons, according to Anis Contractor, PhD, professor of Neuroscience and senior author of the study.
Neurons in the hippocampus encode a spatial map of learned knowledge, helping humans and other mammals navigate the world, according to a study published in Nature.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered an unexpected connection between a protein implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders and the endocannabinoid pathway.
Assessing and addressing the needs of women working in the life sciences may improve work-life integration and innovation, according to a recent survey.
Alterations in the balance of two chloride transporters may be responsible for cognitive deficits in schizophrenia, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Imbalanced activation of cells and previously unknown neural connections may be responsible for some motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease and similar neurodegenerative conditions, according to two recent studies.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have uncovered a neural circuit that drives fear-induced suppression of feeding, according to a study published in Neuron.
For the first time, Northwestern Medicine scientists have uncovered the complex logic that determines how cochlear cells are connected to the brain during neurodevelopment, according to a recent study.
Homer1, a protein that’s important for neural plasticity and learning, is part of a large network of proteins in the brain that help ensure new connections are wired correctly, according to a new study.
The strength of neuron-to-neuron connections does not govern the spread of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, according to a recent study.