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2009-09-15 08:46:09

Dendrites integrate thousands of inputs locally before sending signals to central axon.

2009-09-15 08:08:33


2009-08-27 14:10:00

Carbon nanotubes hold many exciting possibilities, some of them in the realm of the human nervous system

2009-08-06 10:35:00

A new advanced method for nano-scale imaging of vesicle-fusion – vesicles are biological nano-sized containers - could add to our understanding of diseases of the nervous system and viral infections.

2009-07-07 15:26:41

Scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institute and Linköping University are well on the way to creating the first artificial nerve cell that can communicate specifically with nerve cells in the body using neurotransmitters. The technology has been published in an article in Nature Materials.

2009-05-16 10:10:00

Carl Schoonover is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a neuroscience doctoral candidate at Columbia University, where he studies the physiology and anatomy of neurons in the rodent brain.

2009-03-18 08:28:20

They say a picture tells a thousand stories, but can it also tell how smart you are? Actually, say UCLA researchers, it can.

2009-03-10 07:30:13

Using ion-selective micro-electrodes electrical signals in plants moving from leaf to leaf could be measured.

2009-02-03 17:03:02

A delay in traffic may cause a headache, but a delay in the nervous system can cause much more. University of Missouri researchers have uncovered clues identifying which proteins are involved in the development of the nervous system and found that the proteins previously thought to play a significant role, in fact, do not.

2009-01-30 07:00:00

BOSTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurosilicon's novel Photoconductive Stimulation Device (PSD) was highlighted in the recent scientific publication by Hung and Colicos titled, Astrocytic Ca2+ Waves Guide CNS Growth Cones to Remote Regions of Neuronal Activity.

Word of the Day
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.