Motor neurons innervate muscles as a part of the peripheral nervous system and are responsible for both autonomic and volitional movement. Find the latest research on transcription in motor neurons here.
Astrocytes are abundant within the central nervous system and their dysfunction has been thought to be an important contributor to some neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Huntington’s disease. Damage to these cells may make neurons more susceptible to degeneration. Here is the latest research on astrocytes and Huntington’s disease.
Astrocytes are important for the health and function of the central nervous system. When these cells stop functioning properly, either through gain of function or loss of homeostatic controls, neurodegenerative diseases can occur. Here is the latest research on astrocytes and neurodegeneration.
A common feature of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the impairment of motor control and learning, consistent with perturbation in cerebellar function. Find the latest research on ASD and motor learning here.
Basal Ganglia are a group of subcortical nuclei in the brain associated with control of voluntary motor movements, procedural and habit learning, emotion, and cognition. Here is the latest research.
Batten Disease is a group of nervous system disorders known as neuronal ceroid lipfuscinosis. This feed focuses on neurobiological and neuropathological aspects of this disease. Discover more here.
There exist several mechanisms and neural circuits in the cortex that enable organisms to move from one place to another. Discover the latest research on cortical control of locomotion here.
Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD)is a rare, neurodegenerative disease of the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia, characterized by movement disorders. Discover the latest research on CBD here.
Deep Brain Stimulation is a neurosurgical procedure that uses a neurostimulator to stimulate specific regions of the brain for treatment of movement disorders. Here is the latest research.
This feed focuses on the impact of insulin resistance, caloric restriction, cytokine singling, and metabolism on dementia and neurodegenerative diseases. Here is the latest research in this domain.
Genome surgery using CRISPR genomic techniques offer the potential to correct disease-causing mutations in many neuronal disorders. Here are the latest discoveries pertaining to genome surgery and neuronal disorders.