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fruit fly escape
2014-06-10 08:57:04

The flight of a fruit fly, as determined by a recent study, is dependent upon whether or not the fly perceives a threat.

2014-06-09 10:30:56

Motorists in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other gridlocked cities could learn something from the fruit fly.

bite your tongue
2014-06-05 05:07:34

The entire process of eating is a basic biological task. The tongue and jaw perform a well-choreographed ballet where the tongue positions your food for the teeth and recedes to its ready position just in time for the jaw to close down onto it.

2014-05-28 12:54:36

We all deal with stress differently.

2014-05-28 08:26:44

- Preclinical data demonstrates reduction of Alzheimer's brain deficits to lower toxic Amyloid-beta and restored synaptic loss - PLANTATION, Fla., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotrope,

2014-05-26 13:27:58

Research presented by Dr. Lynn Raymond, from the University of British Columbia, shows that blocking a specific class of glutamate receptors, called extrasynaptic NMDA receptors, can improve motor learning and coordination, and prevent cell death in animal models of Huntington disease.

2014-05-26 13:08:30

"Aha" moments are rare in medical research, scientists say.

Controlling Fruit Fly Movements With A Mind-Altering Device
2014-05-26 11:15:03

A joint collaboration between the Vienna University of Technology and US researchers, has resulted in the development of a unique and novel technique to control Drosophila melangogaster, perhaps better known as the fruit fly, via thermogenetic means.

Fruit Flies Take Time To Think Before Making Difficult Decisions
2014-05-23 06:58:38

It is common knowledge that most humans think before they act. A new study, published in the journal Science, makes the case that this cognitive ability can also be found in the fruit fly.

jellyfish ctenophore
2014-05-23 05:16:26

A new study from a massive international team of researchers has shown that there is more than one way to “make an animal,” which could completely reshape 200 years of zoological theory.


Latest Neuron Reference Libraries

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
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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