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2014-04-04 12:27:33

By studying nerve cells that originated in patients with a severe neurological disease, a University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has pinpointed an error in protein formation that could be the root of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Stem Cell Transplants Help Mice Regain Memory
2013-04-22 05:00:50

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have successfully transformed human embryonic stem cells into nerve cells that helped mice regain their memory and the ability to learn.

2013-03-14 20:03:35

For the first time, scientists have transplanted neural cells derived from a monkey's skin into its brain and watched the cells develop into several types of mature brain cells.

2012-03-21 05:45:11

Huntington's disease is a dreaded and debilitating congenital neurological disorder. There are little successful treatments and no cure.

2012-03-15 23:39:45

Huntington's disease, the debilitating congenital neurological disorder that progressively robs patients of muscle coordination and cognitive ability, is a condition without effective treatment, a slow death sentence.

Researchers Turn Embryonic Stem Cells Into Functioning Neurons
2011-11-22 06:26:29

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin have successfully had implanted neurons, created in laboratory conditions, connect with the brains of mice and both send and receive signals.

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2011-05-23 09:05:00

Pity the lowly astrocyte, the most common cell in the human nervous system..

2011-05-23 07:24:53

The most common cell in the human nervous system is the star-shaped astrocyte.

2010-07-02 19:39:46

With more than 100 billion neurons and billions of other specialized cells, the human brain is a marvel of nature.

2010-02-15 14:20:56

The great promise of induced pluripotent stem cells is that the all-purpose cells seem capable of performing all the same tricks as embryonic stem cells, but without the controversy.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.