News tagged with nerve cells

The living fossils of brain evolution

( -- In the course of its evolution, the architecture of the mouse brain may have barely changed. Similar to the tiny ancestors of modern mammals that lived about 80 million years ago, nerve cells in the mouse visual ...

dateMay 23, 2012 in Evolution
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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 highly motile ...

dateApr 09, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Cone snail venom controls pain

Components of the venom from marine cone snails can block the transmission of signals between nerve cells in minute quantities. This makes them potentially suitable for use as a novel analgesic. Researchers from the universities ...

dateApr 04, 2012 in Materials Science
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Nerve cells grow on nanocellulose

( -- Researchers from Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg have shown that nanocellulose stimulates the formation of neural networks. This is the first step toward creating a three-dimensional model of the ...

dateMar 19, 2012 in Biochemistry
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