The networks harness the principle of feedback to make nerve cells
in the visual system into efficient detectors of features.
Cheeseburgers pack on the pounds, but in mice a high-fat diet also packs on new nerve cells
in the brain.
That interferes with the signals between nerve cells
and may eventually kill the cells.
Antioxidants, such as Vitamin E or selegiline, which is commonly used for treatment of Parkinson's disease, may help reduce oxidative damage to nerve cells
We know that chemical communication between nerve cells
is abnormal but don't yet understand the underlying mechanisms in detail.
A: It works best on nerve cells
that are firing frequently.
But some cash-savvy nerve cells
deep in the brain know what to do.
Until only a few years ago, neurogenesis - the process of nerve cell
development - was considered to be impossible in the adult brain.
Electromyograms show that nerve cells
of patients with SMS fire at a much higher rate than those of healthy people.
Scientists from Montreal NeurologicaI Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and McGill University created the artificial nerve cell
connections using plastic beads coated with a substance that encourages adhesion, and attracts nerve cells
Initial intense but short-term studies show nerve cell
feelings of pleasure damage in the brain.
Calpain is thought to play an important role in nerve cell