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Oxygen deficit makes nerve cells grow

February 12, 2021

Oxygen deficit, also called hypoxia, in the brain is actually an absolute state of emergency and can permanently damage nerve cells. Nevertheless, there is growing evidence that to a certain extent, hypoxia can also be an important signal for growth ...

Cholesterol recycling supports myelin repair

December 21, 2020

As known from diseases such as arteriosclerosis, cholesterol deposits along blood vessels can be harmful. Similar problems occur in neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Here, defects occur in the regeneration of cholesterol-rich myelin ...

European funding of millions for neuroscientists from Göttingen

November 05, 2020

Zwei Göttinger Forscher erhalten hoch angesehene Synergy-Grant-Förderung des Europäischen Forschungsrats. Sechs Millionen Euro europäischer Förderung gehen an den Göttingen Campus.

Myelin optimizes information processing in the brain

November 05, 2020

In a conversation, we can easily understand and distinguish individual words. In the brain, the temporal structure of speech with its rapid succession of sounds and pauses and its characteristic rhythm is encoded by electrical impulses. Researchers ...

Thicker nerve fibres enable faster reactions in mice

September 18, 2020

In order for organisms to react swiftly to stimuli in their environment, they need rapid and precise transmission of nerve impulses along neural extensions known as axons. Whereas some invertebrates have developed very thick axons to increase the ...

About pandemics and polar expeditions

September 15, 2020

Sechs hochkarätige Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler, sechs aktuelle Themen aus Medizin, Gesellschafts- und Naturwissenschaften – das bietet die diesjährige Vortragsreihe „Wissenschaft beim Göttinger Literaturherbst“. Ob es dabei um ...

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