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2012-05-31 01:40:25

A molecule responsible for the proper formation and function of neurons finds its way to the right place not because it is actively recruited, but because it can't go anywhere else.

2011-08-23 21:24:40

A fundamental new discovery about how nerve cells in the brain store and release tiny sacs filled with chemicals may radically alter the way scientists think about neurotransmission – the electrical signaling in the brain that enables everything from the way we move, to how we remember and sense the world.

2010-11-10 17:27:38

Neurons communicate via chemical transmitters which they store in the bubble-like synaptic vesicles and release as required.

2008-10-27 15:00:27

U.S. scientists say they've found the nervous system uses a specific type of signal to produce stable retinal images despite vigorous head movements.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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