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2015-04-30 08:41:31

Frontier researchers receive grants to further advance early-stage research in the field of neuronal maturation SEATTLE, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Paul G.

epilepsy Bonn
2015-03-18 18:29:29

Epilepsy is a very prevalent neurological disorder. Approximately one-third of patients are resistant to currently available therapies. A team of researchers under the guidance of the Institute of Cellular Neurosciences at the University of Bonn has discovered a new cause to explain the development of temporal lobe epilepsy: At an early stage, astrocytes are uncoupled from each other.

2015-03-04 08:29:57

-- Potent killing of highly resistant adult and pediatric brain cancer cells SYDNEY, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian/US biotechnology company, Novogen Limited (ASX:NRT; NASDAQ:NVGN),

2015-01-27 12:33:37

LONDON, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARYNeurogenesis is the process by which neurons are created.

supermouse
2014-12-07 05:25:32

Scientists from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York have implaneted human brain cells to create a part-human “supermouse.” The modified mouse is said to be four times as smart as a normal mouse.

2014-08-21 12:29:58

World-class neuroscientist from Stanford University brings expertise in synapse diversity and neural processing to research team SEATTLE, Aug.

2014-07-30 10:23:14

When you're expecting something—like the meal you've ordered at a restaurant—or when something captures your interest, unique electrical rhythms sweep through your brain.

2014-07-09 11:17:04

Invading glioblastoma cells may hijack cerebral blood vessels during early stages of disease progression and damage the brain's protective barrier, a study in mice indicates.

2014-06-17 23:06:04

Neurosurgeon Peter Nakaji has published four academic papers with colleagues, each discussing technology and the intraoperative diagnosis of brain tumors. Phoenix,

2014-06-17 10:58:53

It's broadly assumed that cells degrade and recycle their own old or damaged organelles, but researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute have discovered that some neurons transfer unwanted mitochondria – the tiny power plants inside cells – to supporting glial cells called astrocytes for disposal.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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