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Menahem Segal

Inhibitory mouse neurons – viewed under a microscope

A study of lab-grown neurons reveals a new regulatory mechanism for keeping the On-Off switches in our brain in balance

Laboratory analysis of a mouse brain shows the enzyme ASL (purple) prominently expressed in the locus coeruleus in the brainstem

Deficiency of a common substance could be linked to cognitive and behavioral problems

calcium spikes in spines

Healthy nerve cell communication depends on calcium ions. A new study reveals how the ions get to the right place at the right time.

Left: normal nerve cells; right cells genetically engineered to neutralize MTCH2. Fluorescent proteins reveal the calcium uptake in the mitochondria of these cells. The genetically engineered cells reveal dramatically less calcium uptake – evidence of the crucial role this gene plays in mitochondria function

Understanding how a gene studied in one lab affects the basic element researched in another may reveal what goes wrong in Alzheimer's 

(l-r) Prof. Elisha Moses, Prof. Menahem Segal and Dr. Yaron Penn

Neurons may synchronize their oscillations to produce signals

Prof. Tallie Baram

For Prof. Tallie Baram, "because it works," was not a good enough explanation for the use of an epilepsy drug

Scientists Brainstorm to Find Cure for Tourette Syndrome
REHOVOT, Israel -- July 10, 1996 -- An intensive effort to shed light on Tourette syndrome -- the...