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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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.