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    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Neural population dynamics in human motor cortex during movements in people with ALS

    Chethan Pandarinath et al.
    Neural ensemble activity in the human motor cortex contains dynamical structure that is independent of movement parameters and is not well-explained by current models.
    1. Neuroscience

    Hypoexcitability precedes denervation in the large fast-contracting motor units in two unrelated mouse models of ALS

    María de Lourdes Martínez-Silva et al.
    The most vulnerable motor units lose a fundamental firing property before the denervation of their muscle fibers in ALS mice, changing our view of the role of excitability in neurodegeneration.
    1. Neuroscience

    Stage-dependent remodeling of projections to motor cortex in ALS mouse model revealed by a new variant retrograde-AAV9

    Barbara Commisso et al.
    The projections from discrete areas to motor cortex increase over disease course in motoneuron disease model with selective spatial and temporal patterns.
    1. Neuroscience

    Motor cortex signals for each arm are mixed across hemispheres and neurons yet partitioned within the population response

    Katherine Cora Ames, Mark M Churchland
    Neurons in motor cortex contain information about each arm, but these signals are separated into different dimensions, allowing separate control of each arm.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Stem cell-derived cranial and spinal motor neurons reveal proteostatic differences between ALS resistant and sensitive motor neurons

    Disi An et al.
    Stem cell-derived motor neurons with differential ALS vulnerability identified proteasome activity as a possible mechanism that explains their differential sensitivity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Developmental 'awakening' of primary motor cortex to the sensory consequences of movement

    James C Dooley, Mark S Blumberg
    Early in development, before neurons in primary motor cortex are involved in motor control, they undergo a rapid transition in how they process sensory information following sleep and wake movements.
    1. Neuroscience

    An open cortico-basal ganglia loop allows limbic control over motor output via the nigrothalamic pathway

    Sho Aoki et al.
    A novel connection from ventral striatum to motor cortex enables emotion and motivation to influence action and motor control.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Sequentially induced motor neurons from human fibroblasts facilitate locomotor recovery in a rodent spinal cord injury model

    Hyunah Lee et al.
    Sequential introduction of transcription factors enables large-scale generation of induced motor neurons (iMNs) from human somatic cells, and transplantation of iMNs exhibit therapeutic effects in spinal cord injury model.
    1. Neuroscience

    Flexible motor sequence generation during stereotyped escape responses

    Yuan Wang et al.
    Time-ordered and flexible motor sequences in C.elegans are generated by combining an excitatory feedforward coupling and mutual inhibitions between neurons in different functional modules.
    1. Neuroscience

    High-fidelity musculoskeletal modeling reveals that motor planning variability contributes to the speed-accuracy tradeoff

    Mazen Al Borno et al.
    The speed-accuracy tradeoff could be a consequence of motor planning variability and not exclusively signal-dependent noise, as is currently held.