Neuroscience News

1/28/11: Snider Lab publishes in Neuron

1/28/11: Snider Lab publishes in Neuron

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have pinpointed a crucial function for a key player in the development of the nervous system. They found that this player — a protein called Erk – is necessary for nerve fibers to be wrapped with an insulating substance called myelin, which allows messages to be sent from the brain to the peripheral limbs and back again.

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1/27/11: Bhat Lab publishes article in Neuron

1/27/11: Bhat Lab publishes article in Neuron

New research from the Bhat lab describes a key molecular mechanism in nerve fibers that ensures the rapid conductance of nervous system impulses. The findings appear online Jan. 27, 2011 in the journal Neuron.

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