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Abstract During mammalian neocortex development, nascent pyramidal neurons migrate along radial glial cells and overtake earlier-born neurons to terminate at the front of the developing cortical plate (CP), leading to the outward expansion of the CP border. While much has been learned about the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the migration of pyramidal neurons, how migrating neurons bypass the preceding neurons at the end…

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Neuronal injury can cause mitochondrial damage, leading to reduced energy production, decreased Ca2+┬ástorage capacity, and increased reactive oxygen species. A new study reveals a mechanism to trigger the axonal transport of previously anchored mitochondria and promote neuroprotection and axon regeneration by replacing damaged with functional mitochondria. Check out the full article to learn more by clicking the link below! LINK: Neurobiology: Resetting the axon’s batteries…

Congratulations to Rafi Kohen, PhD!

Rafi Kohen successfully defended his thesis “Small Hairpin RNA Interference in Neurons: RNA Sequencing Reveals Robust Synaptic Regulation Independent of Primary Target” on March 13 at the University of Michigan. He remained in the Giger lab through the summer to finishing and submitting his manuscript. Rafi is now off to Europe! We wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors!