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2009-10-23 14:33:35

Neurons are structurally complex, with specific parts of the cell responsible for information input and other parts responsible for information output.

2009-10-20 19:19:28

Growth factors. They are the proteins that trigger a countless number of actions in cells.

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.

2009-10-15 07:47:53

For an animal that has a brain about the size of two grains of sand, a lot of plasticity seems to be packed into the head of the tropical paper wasp Polybia aequatorialis.

2009-09-16 14:01:50

Technique targeting light-gated channels to enigmatic neurons proves role in burst swimming.

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.

2009-07-13 10:30:00

In the brain, many types of synaptic proteins are spatio-temporally regulated to maintain synaptic activity at a constant level. Here, the Japanese research group led by Professor Masaki Fukata

2009-06-22 15:35:10

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Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.