Scientists discover startling neural differences between primates and non-primates

Scientists discover startling neural differences between primates and non-primates

Scientists looking very closely at the architecture of neuronal cells in the brain have discovered a key structural difference between primates and non-primates in cortical neurons – cells that are part of the brain. The results give us greater insight into this most complex organ and how the shape and function of neurons can differ … Read more

Scientists have revived a glow of activity in human eyes after death

Scientists have revived a glow of activity in human eyes after death

Scientists have momentarily restored a faint glow of life to dying cells in the human eye. In order to better understand how nerve cells succumb to a lack of oxygen, a team of American researchers measured the activity of mouse and human retinal cells shortly after death. Surprisingly, with a few adjustments to the tissue … Read more