At the spot where an axon (green) crosses a dendrite (red), the researchers activated four synapses (blue dots, left). The yellow spot in the right-hand picture shows that a new synapse has formed at that intersection. Neurons pass on information to one another via synapses. The vast majority of these synapses are excitatory, which increase …Continue reading article
About Medical Express
Medical Xpress is a web-based medical and health news service that is part of the renowned Science X network. Based on the years of experience as a Phys.org medical research channel, started in April 2011, Medical Xpress became a separate website. Branching out with Phys.org's monthly 2.5 million readership, Medical Xpress features the most comprehensive coverage in medical research and health news in the fields of neuroscience, cardiology, cancer, HIV/AIDS, psychology, psychiatry, dentistry, genetics, diseases and conditions, medications and more.