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2009-04-04 10:09:59

Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: When Abraham Lincoln was asked how long a man's legs should be, he absurdly replied, "Long enough to reach the ground." Now, by using a new microscopy technique to watch the growth of individual neurons in the microscopic roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, Rockefeller University researchers are turning another deceptively simple question on its head. They asked, "How long should a worm's neurons be?" And the worms fired back, "Long enough to reach...

2008-10-16 12:00:25

Cegedim Dendrite announced today a more efficient, automated approach for pharmaceutical companies to market their brands to managed care organizations, hospitals and government institutions. Promoting drug brands to these key accounts is crucial because more than 90 percent of all prescription drugs pass through the nation's managed care organizations. Today, most of these interactions are managed manually, with key account teams taking a "paper and pencil" approach with little or no...

2005-11-01 14:50:00

AUSTIN, Texas--Neurons experience large-scale changes across their dendrites during learning, say neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin in a new study that highlights the important role that these cell regions may play in the processes of learning and memory. The research, published online Oct. 23 and in the November issue of the journal Nature Neuroscience, shows that ion channels distributed in the dendritic membrane change during a simulated learning task and that this...

2005-08-24 17:37:59

NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers' Bonnie Firestein likens nerve cells to trees -- some are short and bushy with many branches while others are tall with a few branches coming out of one or two main trunks. Different branching patterns correlate with specific disorders and Firestein's quest is to discover how these dissimilar patterns come about and why. A new paper by Firestein and her colleagues at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, examines the role of the protein snapin...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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