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Latest Cellular neuroscience Stories

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.

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2008-08-02 11:45:00

New research has uncovered a fundamental cellular mechanism that may drive pathological drug-seeking behavior.

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2008-06-19 12:14:11

UCLA cellular neuroscientists are providing new insights into the mechanisms that underlie long-term memory — research with the potential to treat long-term memory disorders.

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2008-04-25 07:50:00

When the eye tracks a bird’s flight across the sky, the visual experience is normally smooth, without interruption. But underlying this behavior is a complex coordination of neurons that has remained mysterious to scientists. Now, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers have broken ground in understanding how the brain generates this tracking motion, a finding that offers a window, they say, into how neurons orchestrate all of the body’s movements.

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2008-01-21 10:30:14

Most people know it from experience: After so many hours of being awake, your brain feels unable to absorb any more -- and several hours of sleep will refresh it.

2005-12-08 18:45:00

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When someone suffers a stroke, 1.9 million nerve cells in the brain die each minute, and the oxygen-starved brain ages about 3.6 years each hour -- further emphasizing the need for rapid treatment -- researchers say.

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2005-12-08 18:45:00

When someone suffers a stroke, 1.9 million nerve cells in the brain die each minute, and the oxygen-starved brain ages about 3.6 years each hour -- further emphasizing the need for rapid treatment -- researchers say.

2005-11-01 14:50:00

Neurons experience large-scale changes across their dendrites during learning, say neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin in a new study that highlights the important role that these cell regions may play in the processes of learning and memory.

2005-09-22 14:54:29

Botox, used by Hollywood stars to smooth out facial wrinkles, is playing an important role in UQ research to understand how nerve cells communicate with each other.

2005-08-26 19:44:59

Inhibitory systems are essential for controlling the pattern of activity in the cortex, which has important implications for the mechanisms of cortical operation, according to a Yale School of Medicine study in Neuron.


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