Archive: 04/6/2010

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 ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Neuroscience
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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 ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Biochemistry
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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 ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Medical research
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Weak link in Alzheimer's drug candidates

(PhysOrg.com) -- Some current therapies being investigated for Alzheimer's disease may cause further neural degeneration and cell death, according to a breakthrough discovery by UC San Diego researchers.

dateApr 06, 2010 in Medical research
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Study: Riskier surgeries for back pain raise costs

(AP) -- A study of Medicare patients shows that costlier, more complex spinal fusion surgeries are on the rise - and sometimes done unnecessarily - for a common lower back condition caused by aging and arthritis.

dateApr 06, 2010 in Other
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