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nerve cell

[′nərv ‚sel]
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That insight may be key to understanding how nerve cells wire the brain, says study coauthor Kristian Franze.
Because the heart-thumping nerve cells were derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells that in turn were made from human skin cells, the researchers believe the cells--known as sympathetic nerve cells --will be an aid in studying disorders that affect the nervous system, i.
The networks harness the principle of feedback to make nerve cells in the visual system into efficient detectors of features.
Following a stroke, nerve cells in the brain die and if these cells could be replaced by new healthy cells, this approach might be developed into a treatment.
Earlier studies by the same group of scientists had shown that increase in size of nerve cells may be followed by cell death.
This region contains neurons, or nerve cells, that make dopamine--a chemical messenger that transmits the brain's instructions for movement.
In response to the proteasome inhibitors, nerve cells all over the brain boosted their proteasomal activity, but the substantia nigra and other PD-affected areas were unable to sustain this compensatory response, and ultimately showed reduced proteasomal activity as occurs in PD.
Focusing on white matter (the myelin-dense areas of the brain), this technology can outline the individual fiber tracts of nerve cells.
In healthy brains, "the tau proteins help form the cables that hold the nerve cells together.
Early tests proved that Schwann cells are much more effective in eliciting the growth of distant nerve cells (located in the brain) if other growth-promoting proteins are added to the bridges.
Several experimental drugs have begun to show promise in enhancing nerve cell communication, regulating defective cell processes, protecting nerve cells from damage brought on by Alzheimer's and repairing damaged nerve cells in the brain.
These nerve cells make it possible for you to feel different sensations.