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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.

2011-01-13 17:26:55

Neuroscientists at MIT's Picower Institute of Learning and Memory have uncovered why relatively minor details of an episode are sometimes inexplicably linked to long-term memories.

2010-12-23 02:09:04

A new study is unraveling the earliest events associated with neurodegenerative diseases characterized by abnormal accumulation of tau protein.

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2010-12-10 08:12:58

A team of scientists led by Melissa Rolls, an assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University, has peered inside neurons to discover an unexpected process that is required for regeneration after severe neuron injury.

2010-09-14 12:26:46

Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have uncovered how a structural component inside neurons performs two coordinated dance moves when the connections between neurons are strengthened.

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2010-08-12 19:36:20

Single neurons in the brain are surprisingly good at distinguishing different sequences of incoming information according to new research by UCL neuroscientists.

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.

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.

2009-12-06 13:51:03

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


Word of the Day
coruscant
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.
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