Membrane molecule keeps nerve impulses hopping

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Membrane molecule keeps nerve impulses hopping

Postby MSUK » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:01 am


New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine describes a key molecular mechanism in nerve fibers that ensures the rapid conductance of nervous system impulses. The findings appear online Jan. 27, 2011 in the journal Neuron.

Our hard-wired nerve fibres or axons rely on an insulating membrane sheath, the myelin, made up of fatty white matter to accelerate the rate of transmission of electrical impulses from the brain to other parts of the body....Read More - ... ageid/1398
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Postby sou » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:25 am

If we can restore the nodal complex in nerve fibres, we may be able to restore some nerve conduction and function in affected axons.

If they ever manage to make a conclusion, I may be able to have some hope. Where does taxpayer's money go. And they call this a breakthrough... It could be worse, it could be raining.
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Postby lyndacarol » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:12 pm

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