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In the neuron, a protective covering called myelin (grey) insulates the axon and increases the speed of electrical communication along the length of the neuron.

Neuroscientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of Williams Syndrome

Williams Syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder that affects about 1 in 10,000 babies born in the United States, produces a range of symptoms including...
Prof. Avadhesha Surolia

IISc scientists figure out compulsive behavior in patients with autoimmune disorders

Researchers at the Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have found that a class of cells that defends the body against invaders also triggers...
Neuron with oligodendrocyte and myelin sheath

Personalised stem cell treatment may offer relief for progressive MS

The study which conducted on mice suggests skin cells that are re-programmed into brain stem cells, transplanted into the central nervous system, help reduce...