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2009-06-10 12:37:53

Two signals "“ an external one from retinoic acid and an internal one from the transcription factor Neurogenin2 "“ cooperate to activate chromatin (the basic material of chromosomes) and help determine that certain nerve progenitor cells become motor neurons, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) in a report in the current issue of the journal Neuron."This finding is important for many reasons. For example, as we understand more about what happens, the...

2009-02-03 15:35:52

Generating the different kinds of nerve cells needed for the brain and nervous system requires both promotion of some factors and inhibition of others, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in a report that appears in a recent edition of the journal Developmental Cell."Our finding should have implications for the entire stem cell field," said Soo-Kyung Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular and cellular biology at BCM.Push and pull"Scientists are seeking to make...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.