News tagged with spinal cord

Detached gecko tails dance to their own tune

Geckos and other lizards have long been known for their incredible ability to shed their tails as a decoy for predators, but little is known about the movements and what controls the tail once it separates from the lizard's ...

dateSep 09, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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The secret to chimp strength

February's brutal chimpanzee attack, during which a pet chimp inflicted devastating injuries on a Connecticut woman, was a stark reminder that chimps are much stronger than humans—as much as four-times stronger, some researchers ...

dateMar 30, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Potential pathway for drug intervention

A newly identified molecular pathway that directs stem cells to produce glial cells yields insights into the neurobiology of Down's syndrome and a number of central nervous system disorders characterized by too many glial ...

dateMar 13, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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