Archive: 04/06/2010

Light switches for nerve cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- It sounds like a neurobiologist’s dream: a light-switch that allows nerve cells to be switched on and off at will. Three scientists have found just such a light switch and are now being ...

Apr 06, 2010 4.8 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

Building blocks of the future

(PhysOrg.com) -- Professor Varinder Aggarwal is no ordinary builder. He and his team in the School of Chemistry have just discovered a new technique that could hasten the development of new drugs for today’s ...

Apr 06, 2010 4.7 / 5 (9) 0

Sensitive nerve cells

In Germany alone, more than 300,000 people are afflicted by Parkinson's disease and the number is growing steadily. However, despite comprehensive research, scientists are still somewhat in the dark as to ...

Apr 06, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0