News tagged with feedback system

Negative feedback stabilizes memories

(Medical Xpress)—Memories may be maintained in the brain through a mechanism familiar to any engineer—negative and positive feedback loops, according to researchers Sukbin Lim and Mark Goldman at the ...

Aug 28, 2013
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Putting the brakes on inflammation

A team led by a University of Arizona researcher has discovered a previously unknown mechanism that prevents the immune system from going into overdrive, shedding light not only on how our body controls its ...

Jul 23, 2013
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Sense of touch reproduced through prosthetic hand

In a study recently published in IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, neurobiologists at the University of Chicago show how an organism can sense a tactile stimulus, in real time, through an art ...

May 10, 2013
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New findings on glucagon synthesis

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have shown that the cells that produce glucagon are stimulated by the hormone itself. A previous study by the same group demonstrated that this principle also applies to insulin. ...

Dec 03, 2012
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