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nerve cell

[′nərv ‚sel]
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But why do the neural networks change their structures in the course of visual experience if nerve cells are already specialized in particular stimuli at the moment the eyes first open?
By using the method of induced pluripotent stem cells we have been able to generate cells which express those markers which are typical for nerve cells in the cerebral cortex and we have also shown that the new nerve cells are functional, Kokaia said.
Adult mice eating a fatty diet for several weeks pumped out about four times as many new nerve cells in the median eminence as mice that ate regular chow.
The team examined the nerve cells present in the region of the brain called dorsal raphe.
Our findings suggest that homocysteine acts directly on nerve cells in the brain to increase damage to their DNA," says Mark Mattson, chief of the National Institute on Aging's Laboratory of Neurosciences.
In general, while today's treatments provide only symptomatic relief, the next generation of treatments may delay onset or slow progression by protecting nerve cells for a longer period of time.
We know that chemical communication between nerve cells is abnormal but don't yet understand the underlying mechanisms in detail.
Many nerve cells die, resulting in motor, sensory and cognitive problems.
Charron's laboratory study neurons, which are the nerve cells that make up the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
Nerve cells turn the signals into chemical-based packages and launch them across tiny gaps, or synapses, to nerve cells on the other side.
The damaged nerve cell may continue to fire in an inappropriate buzz, like static on a radio, or pins-and-needles, or numbness, or pain.
A: It works best on nerve cells that are firing frequently.