Medical research

Mitochondrial DNA mutations: The good, the bad, and the ugly

(Medical Xpress)—Programmers typically evolve new code by copying and modifying existing code to meet new needs. With the more advanced programming languages, they also make use of something known in the business as polymorphism—the ...

Neuroscience

The fastest neurons in the brain

(Medical Xpress)—If you ask a child which is the world's fastest animal, they may tell you anything from cheetah, falcon or swift, to sailfish. If you ask a neuroscientist what is the fastest spiking neuron, you probably ...

Neuroscience

Control of secretory trafficking in neurons

(Medical Xpress)—Neuroscience typically proceeds by trimming back previous overly dogmatic statements. Such is the case with new findings that proteins are locally manufactured to order throughout an extended neuronal tree. ...

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