Carlo NG Giachello

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A large number of invertebrate models, including the snail Helix, emerged as particularly suitable tools for investigating the formation of synapses and the specificity of neuronal connectivity. Helix neurons can be individually identified and isolated in cell culture, showing well-conserved size, position, biophysical properties, synaptic connections, and(More)
Neuronal cell cultures on Micro-Electrode Arrays (MEAs) provide an essential experimental tool for studying the connectivity and long-term activity of complex neuronal networks. MEA studies are generally based on the analysis of mixed neuronal populations constituted by a large number of cultured cells with cell type composition and connectivity patterns(More)
Stability of neural circuits is reliant on homeostatic mechanisms that return neuron activity towards pre-determined and physiologically appropriate levels. Without these mechanisms, changes due to synaptic plasticity, ageing and disease may push neural circuits towards instability. Whilst widely documented, understanding of how and when neurons determine(More)
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