News tagged with nerve cell function

Cells on the move

Cells on the move reach forward with lamellipodia and filopodia, cytoplasmic sheets and rods supported by branched networks or tight bundles of actin filaments. Cells without functional lamellipodia are still ...

dateApr 09, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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2nd member in Alzheimer's toxic duo identified

Like two unruly boys who need to be split up in class, a pair of protein molecules work together to speed up the toxic events of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio today announced ...

dateFeb 04, 2011 in Medical research
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How brain 'wiring' develops in babies

Scientists funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) have shown, for the first time, how our brain 'wiring' develops in the first few months of life. Using a new imaging technique, the scientists monitored the formation ...

dateJan 13, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Stress can control our genes

Stress has become one of the major disease states in the developed world. But what is stress? It depends on from where you look. You may experience stress as something that affects your entire body and mind, ...

dateSep 24, 2010 in Genetics
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Brain cell communication: Why it's so fast

Billions of brain cells are communicating at any given moment. Like an organic supercomputer they keep everything going, from breathing to solving riddles, and "programming errors" can lead to serious conditions such as schizophrenia, ...

dateSep 21, 2010 in Neuroscience
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