News tagged with nerve cells

Controlling movements with light

German researchers at the Ruhr-Universitaet have succeeded in controlling the activity of certain nerve cells using light, thus influencing the movements of mice. By changing special receptors in nerve cells of the cerebellum ...

dateJul 20, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Scientists find gene vital to nerve cell development

(Medical Xpress) -- The body’s ability to perform simple tasks like flex muscles or feel heat, cold and pain depends, in large part, on myelin, an insulating layer of fats and proteins that speeds the propagation of ...

dateJun 09, 2011 in Genetics
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New drugs target delay of Huntington's symptoms

(Medical Xpress) -- McMaster researchers have discovered a new drug target that may be effective at preventing the onset of Huntington's disease, working much the same way heart medications slow the progression of heart disease ...

dateMay 31, 2011 in Biochemistry
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