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2009-10-30 23:52:49

Scientists discover lipid may be vital to learning.

2009-10-19 07:39:41

New data about amyloid precursor protein, or APP, a protein implicated in development of Alzheimer's disease, suggests it also may have a positive role -- directly affecting learning and memory during brain development.

2009-10-17 08:35:14

The cause, or at least one of the possible causes, of memory loss amongst Alzheimer sufferers is related to the location of certain proteins.

2009-10-13 15:17:12

A Duke University Medical Center researcher who spent years looking for the signals that prompt the brain to form new connections between neurons has found one that may explain precisely how a well-known drug for epilepsy and pain actually works.

2009-10-09 09:15:33

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a key molecular player in guiding the formation of synapses — the all-important connections between nerve cells — in the brain.

2009-10-08 08:20:15

Scientists create nerve cell connections in vitro using artificial substances, a major advance towards nerve cell repair.

2009-09-30 07:27:11

Chaos brews in the brains of newborns: the nerve cells are still bound only loosely to each other.

2009-09-15 08:46:09

Dendrites integrate thousands of inputs locally before sending signals to central axon.

2009-09-15 08:08:33

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2009-09-07 09:53:13

Fifty years after it was originally discovered, scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have elucidated the function of a microscopic network of tubules found in neurons.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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