News tagged with calcium ion

Unearthing a pathway to brain damage

Neuroscientists have long suspected that abnormal calcium signaling and accumulation of misfolded proteins cause an intracellular membrane-bound organelle called the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to trigger the ...

Feb 25, 2011
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A turning point for young neurons

During neural development, newborn neurons extend axons toward distant targets then form connections with other cells. This process depends on the growth cone, a dynamic structure at the growing axon tip of ...

Aug 03, 2010
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Blinking neurons give thoughts away

(PhysOrg.com) -- Electrical currents are invisible to the naked eye - at least they are when they flow through metal cables. In nerve cells, however, scientists are able to make electrical signals visible. ...

May 04, 2010
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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.

Apr 06, 2010
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