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WAUSAU, Wis., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Brain Injury Awareness Month, Eastbay and Axon Sports announce a partnership to increase awareness of sports-related concussions and the role of Baseline testing as part of an Athlete's overall preseason preparation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110328/CG72645LOGO-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110328/CG72645LOGO-b) This year, one in 10 Athletes will suffer a sports-related concussion,...
A new study is providing fascinating insight into how projections conveying sensory information in the brain are guided to their appropriate targets in different species.
Neurons are complicated, but the basic functional concept is that synapses transmit electrical signals to the dendrites and cell body (input), and axons carry signals away (output).
Neurobiologists at UC San Diego have discovered new ways by which nerves are guided to grow in highly directed ways to wire the brain during embryonic development.
The human brain consists of approximately one hundred billion nerve cells -- each of these cells needs to connect to specific other cells during the brain's development in order to form a fully functional organism.
New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine describes a key molecular mechanism in nerve fibers that ensures the rapid conductance of nervous system impulses.
Connected highways of nerve cells carry information to and from different areas of the brain and the rest of the nervous system.
Mutant presenilin is infamous for its role in the most aggressive form of Alzheimer's diseaseâ€”early-onset familial Alzheimer'sâ€”which can strike people as early as their 30s. In their latest study, researchers at the Salk Institute uncovered presenilin's productive side: It helps embryonic motor neurons navigate the maze of chemical cues that pull, push and hem them in on their way to their proper targets.
A team of scientists led by Melissa Rolls, an assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University, has peered inside neurons to discover an unexpected process that is required for regeneration after severe neuron injury.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that eventually destroys most motor neurons, causing muscle weakness and atrophy throughout the body.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.