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Weizmann Institute researchers have discovered a protein that prunes nerve endings, regulating sensitivity to pain

pain response

A new approach to chronic pain treatment targets a molecule that moves pain messages into nerve cell nuclei

Characterization of macrophages (green) and axons (red) in brown adipose tissue (BAT) using two-photon fluorescence microscopy imaging

New research shows these immune cells are also crucial to maintaining harmony, including that of heat-producing fat cells

Prof. Avraham Yaron and group

Protein “brakes” that stay nerve cell pruning early on may malfunction in ALS and other disorders     

Gene expression of schizophrenia-related genes. 1,028 genes with very similar expression profiles are shown, one to a row, and 480 samples are arrayed in the columns. Red-to-blue shows the strength of the gene's expression level, red being stronger

New research reveals a cluster of genetic “typos” that may increase the risk of schizophrenia

Our nerves respond to a range of stimuli

Why does a background noise that stops and suddenly starts again get our attention?

Locally Produced Proteins

How do long nerve extensions get a crucial molecule to an injury site in time?

Dr. Ida Rishal and Prof. Michael Fainzilber. Ping-Pong signals

“Ping-Pong” signals in large cells help them assess their own length