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Built-in Biological Sunscreen Allows Mantis Shrimp To See The Reef In A Whole Different Light
2014-07-04 03:48:19

In an unexpected discovery, researchers have found that the complex eyes of mantis shrimp are equipped with optics that generate ultraviolet (UV) color vision.

Genetically Driven Gut Feelings Help Female Fruit Flies During Courtship And Mating
2014-07-03 03:15:27

What are the complex processes in the brain involved with choosing a mate, and are these processes different in females versus males?

2014-07-03 12:26:04

Nonprofit Continues Support in the Search for Narcolepsy Cure WORCESTER, Mass., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc.

2014-07-01 08:30:40

Bainpath is a fingertip-tracing-device, stimulating the brain, as the user repeatedly traces textures on the surfaces of the device: textures indent into 3000 mechanoreceptors in each fingertip, to

2014-06-30 08:31:42

GERMANTOWN, Md., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc.

2014-06-29 12:21:03

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In work supported by The ALS Association, researchers have shown that increasing the clearance of misfolded protein from neurons improves

food aroma molecules
2014-06-27 04:46:18

Scientists from the Technische Universität München and the German Research Center for Food Chemistry performed a meta-analysis on the odorant patterns of 227 different food samples to try and understand why and how a certain food smells the way it does.

2014-06-25 16:24:19

LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What is believed to be a pioneering "sleep time" genre of children's literature has been introduced by child psychiatrist Edward R.

2014-06-25 10:25:31

In the complex environment of a spinal cord injury, researchers have found that immune cells in the central nervous system of elderly mice fail to activate an important signaling pathway, dramatically lowering chances for repair after injury.

2014-06-25 10:21:35

There are new clues about malfunctions in brain cells that contribute to intellectual disability and possibly other developmental brain disorders.


Latest Nervous system Reference Libraries

Midbrain
2013-07-25 15:13:23

The midbrain, also known as the mesencephalon is the part of the brain most responsible for vision, motor control, arousal, temperature regulation, alertness and hearing. Formation and Orientation The midbrain is found under the cerebral cortex and above the hindbrain. The mesencephalon is not divided into any other portions of the brain unlike the other two vesicles that stem from the neural tube. There are four separate lobes on the side of the cerebral aqueduct within the...

Brain
2013-03-05 13:54:00

Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...

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Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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