News-Medical: Researchers unravel molecular code that shapes complex networks in the brain

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

The brain is an enormously complex organ. Understanding how billions of brain cells succeed in making precise connections is a major challenge for neuroscientists. Professor Joris de Wit and his team (VIB-KU Leuven) have unraveled a molecular code that determines the shape, location and function of connections between individual neurons. These findings could help us better understand brain disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. (July 6, 2018)

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