nervous system

Worm with Sight

Worm with Sight

A team from the University in Michigan, led by Shawn Xu, has discovered that tiny worms can sense light. This discovery may lead to further breakthroughs in the research of vision, helping researchers understand the basis of human vision diseases ...

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Zeroing in on the Machinery of Neuronal Firing

Two separate American research groups have been performing similar experiments on ion channels, which are pores in our nerve cells, to identify the channels’ key functional parts. The progress made in this field may lead to development of new drugs ...

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