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New explanation for the cause of MS

In patients with MS, immune cells attack the protective layer surrounding the nerve cells. Photo: iStock   New explanation for the cause of MS In multiple sclerosis (MS), not only the T cells of the immune system, but also its ...

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How are memories formed

How are memories formed? Memories are formed by changing the connections between neurons The brain simmers with activity. Different groups of neurons (nerve cells), responsible for different thoughts or perceptions, drift in and out of action, ever changing. Memories are ...

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Why scratching makes you itch more

Why scratching makes you itch more Turns out your mom was right: Scratching an itch only makes it worse. New research from scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that scratching causes the brain to release ...

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pyramidal neurons

 Christmas lights- no wait.. Neurons!  Colour-enhanced light microscopy image of pyramidal neurons forming a network in the brain. These are nerve cells from the cerebral cortex that have one large apical dendrite and several basal dendrites. The cerebral cortex covers ...

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