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Understanding How Neurons Get Wired
2013-08-15 09:27:33

Two different versions of the same signaling protein tell a nerve cell which end is which, UA researchers have discovered. The findings could help improve therapies for spinal injuries and neurodegenerative diseases.

2013-08-08 09:52:48

Some optical illusions look like they're in motion even though the picture is static.

2013-05-30 12:03:56

Students preparing for final exams might want to wait before pulling an all-night cram session — at least as far as their neurons are concerned.

2012-10-24 23:42:22

A team of neuroscientists have proposed a new and potentially revolutionary way of determining the neuronal connectivity (the "connectome") of the whole brain of the mouse.

2012-10-17 22:53:58

A team led by MIT neuroscientists has developed a way to monitor how brain cells coordinate with each other to control specific behaviors, such as initiating movement or detecting an odor.

2012-08-23 10:26:08

Using bioluminescent proteins from a jellyfish, a team of scientists has lit up the inside of a neuron, capturing spectacular video footage that shows the movement of proteins throughout the cell.

Effects From Low-cal Diets Seen In Fly Brain And Mouthpart
2012-07-16 13:06:17

Transmission of nerve signals is enhanced in the insects that eat less

2012-06-06 10:35:12

The brain receives information from the ear in a surprisingly orderly fashion.

2012-05-14 09:43:22

Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered that the single protein -- alpha 2 delta -- exerts a spigot-like function, controlling the volume of neurotransmitters and other chemicals that flow between the synapses of brain neurons.

2012-05-10 22:27:49

How do we build a memory in the brain?


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.