Paper by Dr. Takayuki Yamashita et al. published in Nature Neuroscience
OIST Researchers Answer Fundamental Question about Signal Transmission in the Brain
After a neuron fires an electrical impulse, this impulse needs to be chemically transmitted to another neuron to propagate into the neuronal circuit; otherwise communication would grind to a halt. In a paper published on May 10, 2012 in the journal Neuron, researchers at OIST identify a critical part of that chemical transmission.