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2011-01-26 17:36:20

The research may lead to a better understanding of diseases such as autism and schizophrenia Connected highways of nerve cells carry information to and from different areas of the brain and the rest of the nervous system. Scientists are trying to draw a complete atlas of these connections"”sometimes referred to as the "connectome""”to gain a better understanding of how the brain functions in health and disease. New research conducted at The Scripps Research Institute shows that...

2010-11-04 14:23:31

As babies grow, their brain cells develop from a pool of stem cells"”some stem cells continuously divide, replenishing the pool, whereas others morph into mature functioning nerve cells. Now researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have shown that as the newly formed nerve cells start firing electrical signals, this activity slows down stem cell division, emptying out the stem cell pool in favor of nerve cell formation. The study, published in the November 4 issue of the journal...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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