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Helping the brain's messengers get from A to B

In what has been hailed as a breakthrough, scientists from Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical College have outlined the molecular mechanism of membrane transport. The research shows how a protein ...

dateJun 10, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Turn back, wayward axon

To a growing axon, the protein RGMa is a "Wrong Way" sign, alerting it to head in another direction. As Hata et al. demonstrate in the March 9, 2009 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology, translating that signal into cellular ...

dateMar 09, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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How nerve cells distinguish odors

Whether different odors can be quickly distinguished depends on certain synapses in the brain that inhibit nerve stimulation. The researchers in Professor Dr. Thomas Kuner's team at the Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Neuroscience
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