Readying the neural network: Brain discovery opens more questions on role of cell death

17 noviembre 2014

Researchers illuminate a new purpose for a receptor known to trigger cell death. For years, neuroscientists thought only the synapse could contain receptors, the neurotransmitter catching-mitts on neurons. But when they applied a neurotransmitter called NMDA to the area around the synapse they realized that they could trigger different responses.