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Physicists 'turn signals' for neuron growth

( -- A new paper scheduled for publication in the January issue of Nature Photonics describes the use of spinning microparticles to direct the growth of nerve fiber, a discovery that could allow for directed growth ...

dateDec 15, 2011 in Optics & Photonics
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Web-crawling the brain

The brain is a black box. A complex circuitry of neurons fires information through channels, much like the inner workings of a computer chip. But while computer processors are regimented with the deft economy of an assembly ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Researchers identify 'Facebook neurons'

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found that within the brain's neocortex lies a subnetwork of highly active neurons that behave much like people in social networks. Like Facebook, these neuronal networks have a ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Neuroscience
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