News tagged with nerve cells

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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Researchers create nanopatch for the heart

When you suffer a heart attack, a part of your heart dies. Nerve cells in the heart's wall and a special class of cells that spontaneously expand and contract – keeping the heart beating in perfect synchronicity – ...

dateMay 19, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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Potassium channel gene modifies risk for epilepsy

Vanderbilt University researchers have identified a new gene that can influence a person's risk for developing epilepsy. The findings, reported in the March 29 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could improve ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Genetics
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