Stanford researchers have identified an elastic-like protein matrix called spectrin that increases the stability of nerves that sense touch.
Researchers in the Stanford Human Intracranial Cognitive Electrophysiology program recently identified the specific cluster of neurons in the brain that recognizes numerals.
A team of Stanford researchers was recently able to transform skin cells from individuals with a rare autism-linked condition known as Timothy syndrome into full-fledged brain cells, presenting another look at potential genetic precursors of autism.
With the addition of four proteins, adult human skin cells can be transformed into neurons over a month-long period. The findings, reported yesterday in Nature, suggest a process that doesn’t require the reprogrammed adult somatic cells called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.