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Computer simulation hints at new HIV drug target

...rotrusion on each side. (See illustration.) Frayed whiskers even appear to sprout from the bottom. The similar...ientists are trying to design drugs to bind to the whiskers and or to lock down the flaps by binding to their top. Perryman's first results, which were publis...

Major WHO study concludes calcium supplements can reduce complications during pregnancy

...rotrusion on each side. (See illustration.) Frayed whiskers even appear to sprout from the bottom. The similar...ientists are trying to design drugs to bind to the whiskers and or to lock down the flaps by binding to their top. Perryman's first results, which were publis...

Ritalin packs punch by elevating norepinephrine, suppressing nerve signal transmissions

...shed by The American Physiological Society. From whiskers to brain The researchers stimulated rats' whiskers while recording the activity of the neurons in the sensory pathways that convey this sensation from ...

Long-term changes in experience cause neurons to sprout new long-lasting connections

...he animals' whiskers. Sensory information from the whiskers is vitally important for mice as they navigate the...urons to rewire themselves to adapt to loss of the whiskers ?a strategy that reduces dependence on lost whiskers and enhances input from intact whiskers. "We k...

Flick of whiskers helps tease out brain's 'shadow' signaling system

By blowing gentle puffs of air onto a mouse's whiskers and watching how its brain reacts, scientists are ...e laser system on the brain cells of mice as their whiskers were gently pushed about with gentle puffs of air. Whiskers make up one of the most important inform...

Scientists reverse evolution

...lysis, and is unable to blink its eyes, wiggle its whiskers or pull back its ears. Tvrdik and Capecchi say ...isabled Hoxb1 gene still was able to move eyelids, whiskers and ears because the reconstructed gene made up for the loss of Hoxb1. How the Study was Conducte...

Robotic whiskers can sense three-dimensional environment

Many mammals use their whiskers to explore their environment and to construct a th...ge of their world. Rodents, for example, use their whiskers to determine the size, shape and texture of objects, and seals use their whiskers to track the fluid...

Carnegie Mellon University research shows how sensory-deprived brain compensates

...r on one side of its head and a full complement of whiskers on the other side. "These findings show us that a fully functioning set of whiskers on one side of the body dramatically inhibits the ability of a single whisker to remodel the brain,"...

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