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2011-04-13 21:52:53

Drugs already in development to treat Alzheimer's disease may eventually be tapped for a different purpose altogether: re-growing the ends of injured nerves to relieve pain and paralysis.

2011-04-11 11:46:00

WAUSAU, Wis., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastbay and Axon Sports encourage all Athletes to play safe and strong. Axon Sports is giving away 25,000 cognitive Baseline tests to schools, clubs and youth sports associations across America - 100 sets of 250 Baseline tests.

2011-03-28 14:30:00

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,...

2011-03-23 20:41:03

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.

2011-02-18 12:31:04

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).

2011-02-14 16:26:20

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.

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2011-02-14 10:44:59

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.

2011-01-26 20:35:14

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.

2011-01-26 17:36:20

Connected highways of nerve cells carry information to and from different areas of the brain and the rest of the nervous system.

2011-01-19 14:09:55

Mutant presenilin is infamous for its role in the most aggressive form of Alzheimer's disease—early-onset familial Alzheimer's—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.


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  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
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