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Better known as the light sensor that sets the body's biological clock, melanopsin also plays an important role in vision: Via its messengers-so-called melanopsin-expressing retinal ganglion cells, or mRGCs-it forwards information about the brightness of incoming light directly to conventional visual centers in the brain.
LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies unanimously voted to elect Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis and Ms. Faye H.
LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov.
A study by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies revealed that stem cells can sense a decrease in available nutrients and respond by retaining only a small pool of active stem cells for tissue maintenance.
Salk researchers map functional connections between retinal neurons at single-cell resolution.
Like cats, human cells have a finite number of lives-once they divide a certain number of times (thankfully, more than nine) they change shape, slow their pace, and eventually stop dividing, a phenomenon called "cellular senescence".
SAN DIEGO, Sept.
Study suggests potential for new oncolytic therapies.
Brainwave activity associated with language processing differs sharply in 2 disorders with opposite social profiles: Autism and Williams syndrome.
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.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
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