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Star-shaped cells in the brain aid with learning

( -- Every movement and every thought requires the passing of specific information between networks of nerve cells. To improve a skill or to learn something new entails more efficient or a greater number of cell ...

dateSep 07, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Scientists Discover Hunger's Timekeeper

( -- Researchers at Columbia and Rockefeller Universities have identified cells in the stomach that regulate the release of a hormone associated with appetite. The group is the first to show that these cells, ...

dateAug 28, 2009 in Medical research
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The dormant potential of damaged nerve cells

( -- Damaged nerve cells in a finger will regrow, but those in the spinal cord do not. Why the difference? Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology working with an international team of researchers ...

dateJul 13, 2009 in Neuroscience
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