News tagged with neural signals

New links between epilepsy and brain lipids

In mice that are missing a protein found only in the brain, neural signals "go crazy," leaving the animals with epileptic seizures from a young age, researchers have found. The report in the September 18th Cell, a Cell Press ...

dateSep 17, 2009 in Medical research
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Brain mechanisms for behavioral flexibility

New research provides insight into how the brain can execute different actions in response to the same stimulus. The study, published by Cell Press in the April 16 issue of the journal Neuron, suggests that information from ...

dateApr 15, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Gene causes blue light to have a banana odor

German scientists have succeeded to genetically modify Drosophila (fruit fly) larvae allowing them to smell blue light. The research team can activate single receptor neurons out of 28 olfactory neurons in the larvae for ...

dateMay 26, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Electric plastics

(PhysOrg.com) -- Young UNSW biomedical engineer Dr Rylie Green is gaining national attention for her work on conductive plastics for the bionic implants of the future.

dateJun 11, 2010 in Materials Science
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