Author Archives: Patricia Silva PhD

Researchers Discover Key Role for Cholinergic Neurons

In a recent study entitled “Central Cholinergic Neurons Are Rapidly Recruited by Reinforcement Feedback” and published in Cell, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers found that cholinergic neurons play a key role in the response to unexpected triggers. Cholinergic neurons are nerve cells which mainly use the neurotransmitter acetylcholine…

Potential Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease Early Diagnosis

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by cognitive and behavioral problems. It is the most common form of dementia in the elderly with patients initially experiencing memory loss and confusion that gradually leads to behavior and personality changes, a decline in cognitive abilities and ultimately to severe loss of…