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Latest Cellular neuroscience Stories

2010-04-15 13:09:18

Cultured cells in microfluidic chambers enable systematic experiments at the synapse.

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2010-02-20 08:21:55

Göttingen-based Max Planck researcher decodes a molecular process that controls the growth of nerve cells.

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2010-01-22 10:58:45

A team of researchers has managed to obtain 3D images of the vesicles and filaments involved in communication between neurons.

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2010-01-20 12:00:11

For brain cells to communicate, the contacts to each other must function.

2009-12-28 16:43:06

The early stages of Alzheimer's disease are thought to occur at the synapse, since synapse loss is associated with memory dysfunction.

2009-12-23 16:47:33

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a major discovery in how the brain encodes memories.

2009-12-06 13:51:03

Studies with fruit flies have shown that the specialized nerve cells called neurons can rebuild themselves after injury.

2009-12-02 19:20:52

The transmission of information from one neuron to the next is an unseen intricate ballet.

2009-10-14 13:22:18

A study published in Science and reviewed by F1000 Biology members Venkatesh Murthy and Jakob Sorensen reveals that our brains have the amazing ability to be energy efficient.

2009-09-21 09:06:00

The human brain consists of about 100 billion (1011) neurons, which altogether form about 100 trillion (1014) synaptic connections with each other.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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