Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Kim Eunjoon

By studying the proteins involved in neural synapses, Professor Kim Eunjoon seeks to bridge knowledge gaps in the field of brain disorders, potentially paving the way for improved treatments.

How Transient Synapses Shape The Brain

Researchers in Japan have revealed that subplate neurons form transient synapses with newborn neurons and send signals to control their migration.

Discovering The Brain’s Secret ‘Gardener’

A team of researchers from the University of Tokyo have discovered a molecule involved in the ‘pruning’ of neuronal synapses, with implications for neurological disorders.

The Yin And Yang Of Balance In The Brain

Scientists in Hong Kong have identified two proteins that are involved in maintaining the balance between excitation and inhibition in the brain.

Four Scientists To Receive 2018 ASAN Awards

Professor Kim Eunjoon, who demonstrated the principles behind the formation and functions of synapses, has been named the 2018 recipient of the ASAN Award in Medicine.

Sniffing Out Social Memories

Using molecular and behavioral observation techniques in mice, scientists in China have uncovered the basis of socially-dependent, odor-based learning and memory.

Making Memories With Mitochondrial Flashes

Mitochondrial flashes in the brain help convert short-term memories into long-term ones.

Astrocytes, The Gym Trainers Of Neurons

Astrocytes, once thought to play passive roles in the brain, are actually key to the regulation of neuron strength and neuronal changes in the brain.

Researchers Create Larger Than Life Synapse

Giant synapses make it easier for scientists to observe events happening within and it last longer than fresh brain slices.

Memories Labelled And Erased With Light

Researchers have developed an optogenetic probe that can both label individual neurons and erase memories in the brains of mice.