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Hunting new-born neurons in the human adult brain

The hippocampus is a brain region tightly related to memory processing. This region hosts one of the most peculiar phenomena that occurs in the adult mammalian brain: the continuous generation of new neurons during a lifetime. This phenomenon is named adult hippocampal neurogenesis and is... click to read more

  • Miguel Flor-García | PhD student at Department of Molecular Neuropathology, Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa”; Department of Molecular Biology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Center for Networked Biomedical Research on neurodegenerative diseases (CIBERNED), Madrid, Spain
  • Julia Terreros-Roncal | PhD student at Department of Molecular Neuropathology, Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa”; Department of Molecular Biology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Center for Networked Biomedical Research on neurodegenerative diseases (CIBERNED), Madrid, Spain
  • Elena P. Moreno-Jiménez | PhD student at Department of Molecular Neuropathology, Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa”; Department of Molecular Biology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Center for Networked Biomedical Research on neurodegenerative diseases (CIBERNED), Madrid, Spain
  • María Llorens-Martín | Professor at Department of Molecular Neuropathology, Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa”; Department of Molecular Biology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Center for Networked Biomedical Research on neurodegenerative diseases (CIBERNED), Madrid, Spain
Views 126
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 22, 2020
‘Online’ integration of sensory and fear memories

Imagine the following sequence of events. First, you walk through the tropical rainforests of Australia and hear an (unfamiliar) booming sound then see an (unknown) bird-like animal. Some days later, you see a photograph of the bird (the cassowary) with the caption "extremely dangerous". Finally,... click to read more

  • Francesca S. Wong | PhD student at School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • R. Fred Westbrook | Professor at School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Nathan M. Holmes | Research Fellow at School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Views 157
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 17, 2020
Overturning the hypothesis for how humans evolved language

Few traits are as uniquely human as complex spoken language. Language, therefore, has interested evolutionary biologists and neuroscientists seeking to understand what makes us, and in particular our brains, distinct from other animals. The first major genetic break in deciphering the underlying biological architecture of... click to read more

  • Elizabeth Atkinson | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA
Views 875
Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 8, 2019
Could our gut’s microbes be the guardians of our brain’s health?

In the same way as our genome contains the collection of all of our genes, we call microbiome the collection of microorganisms that have settled in our organism. Over the past decades, the gut microbiome, in particular, has been shown to affect our physical health:... click to read more

  • Margot Riggi | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Section of Biology, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Views 1921
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 10, 2018
The Lego bricks of the brain

A supercomputer is made up of millions of repeating modules. Our recent study found that the brain is made up of repeating microcircuits. This intriguing similarity may explain how brains are built to efficiently handle diverse tasks, with "microcolumns" that act like the Lego bricks... click to read more

  • Toshihiko Hosoya | Laboratory Head at RIKEN Brain Science Institute and RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Japan
Views 3219
Reading time 2.5 min
published on Aug 3, 2018