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2010-07-02 08:11:47

Scientists have identified the signal that prevents stem cells from proliferating, protecting the brain against too much cell division and ensuring a pool of neural stem cells that lasts a lifetime.

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2009-07-09 13:55:00

Although the fact that we generate new brain cells throughout life is no longer disputed, their purpose has been the topic of much debate.

2009-01-29 08:25:00

"Remember when…?" is how many a wistful trip down memory lane begins. But just how the brain keeps tabs on what happened and when is still a matter of speculation.

2005-06-15 18:24:00

Brains are marvels of diversity: no two look the same -- not even those of otherwise identical twins. Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies may have found one explanation for the puzzling variety in brain organization and function: mobile elements, pieces of DNA that can jump from one place in the genome to another, randomly changing the genetic information in single brain cells.


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whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.