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Uncorrelated activity in the brain

Interconnected networks of neurons process information and give rise to perception by communicating with one another via small electrical impulses known as action potentials. In the past, scientists believed that adjacent ...

dateJan 28, 2010 in Neuroscience
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New strategy for mending broken hearts?

(PhysOrg.com) -- By mimicking the way embryonic stem cells develop into heart muscle in a lab, Duke University bioengineers believe they have taken an important first step toward growing a living "heart patch" to repair heart ...

dateOct 11, 2009 in Medical research
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Electric fish plug in to communicate

(PhysOrg.com) -- Just as people plug in to computers, smart phones and electric outlets to communicate, electric fish communicate by quickly plugging special channels into their cells to generate electrical impulses, University ...

dateSep 29, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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