nerve cell


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nerve cell

[′nərv ‚sel]
(histology)
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The researchers found that 12 per cent of thickly myelinated nerve cells had the same properties as pain receptors, and in these nerve cells, the conduction speed was as high as in touch-sensitive nerve cells.
For this reason, the UKB scientists, together with the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Experimental Medicine in Gottingen and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, developed and tested a cell culture model consisting of a single nerve cell obtained from human iPS cells via a highly standardized cell programming method.
They used both neurons responsible for excitation in the brain as well as inhibitory nerve cells. We were able to demonstrate that this model, which consists of only a single nerve cell, yields highly reproducible data in the functional tests and thus represents a very good basis for high-throughput experiments, says Prof.
That insight may be key to understanding how nerve cells wire the brain, says study coauthor Kristian Franze.
"The networks harness the principle of feedback to make nerve cells in the visual system into efficient detectors of features.
Researchers hypothesized that OECs could trigger the development of nerve cells in the spinal cord, thus regenerating the spinal cord.
The nerve cells stop responding after the monkeys have learned the lesson.
In healthy brains, "the tau proteins help form the cables that hold the nerve cells together."
* Estrogen may counteract the damage inflicted by Alzheimer's by performing several positive functions: increasing the amount of acetylcholine in the brain, enhancing the brain's antioxidant properties and increasing nerve cell growth.
Cheeseburgers pack on the pounds, but in mice a high-fat diet also packs on new nerve cells in the brain.
The investigators induced heme deficiency in a nerve cell culture system.
Waxman and his colleagues recently found that special nerve cells in the brain called Purkinje cells also produce the wrong kind of sodium channels in lab animals that had lost their myelin.