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2011-10-26 13:12:34

RUB scientists decipher the role of calcium signals Bochum's neurobiologists have found that certain receptors for the neurotransmitter glutamate determine the architecture of nerve cells in the developing brain. Individual receptor variants lead to especially long and branched processes called dendrites, which the cells communicate with. The researchers also showed that the growth-promoting property of the receptors is linked to how much calcium they allow to flow into the cells....

2011-02-07 18:25:30

Rice, University of Texas collaborators view C-clamp-like proteins implicated in neuro diseases A digital signal processing technique long used by statisticians to analyze data is helping Houston scientists understand the roots of memory and learning, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and stroke. Researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) reported today in the journal Nature Chemical Biology that single molecule fluorescence...

2008-06-20 18:00:39

LA JOLLA, Calif., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A Webinar hosted by TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. at 11 a.m. EDT on June 25 will bring together industry experts to discuss the opportunity of treating chronic pain, migraine and muscle spasticity through the inhibition of the neurotransmitter glutamate. The company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Neil Kurtz, M.D., will moderate a discussion following brief presentations by: -- Tony Yaksh, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chairman for...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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