pressrel-startrek-neuron-236.jpgResearchers Find That Somatostatin Neurons Regulate Synaptic Activity in the Neocortex

Joanna Urban-Ciecko, a research scientist in Alison Barth’s Lab, noticed that the synapses in her experiments were not behaving the way that previous experimenters had reported. Prior studies reported that the synapses should be strong and reliable, and that they should always grow and strengthen in response to a stimulus. But the neurons Urban-Ciecko looked at were weak and unreliable. Read more….