brain cell

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Noun1.brain cell - a nerve cell in the brainbrain cell - a nerve cell in the brain    
nerve cell, neuron - a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses
Golgi cell, Golgi's cell - a neuron in the cerebral cortex with short dendrites and with either a long axon or a short axon that ramifies in the grey matter
Purkinje cell - a large densely branching neuron that is the characteristic cell of the cerebellar cortex
brain, encephalon - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
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In fact, what was going on was even better than I thought because research has shown exercise makes brain cells grow and become fitter, as well as our muscles.
An estimated 40,000 people in Ireland suffer from the debilitating and fatal brain condition which destroys brain cells, causing progressively worse problems with memory, thinking and behaviour.
The first evidence that human embryonic stem cells can become functioning human brain cells inside a living animal and make connections with surrounding brain cells has been created by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in La Jolla, CA.
The end result would likely be a drop in the total number of brain cells.
Next, Richmond altered one of the monkeys' gene receptors--a doorway into their brain cells.
Brain cells release and absorb these natural chemicals in order to send and receive messages to and from each other.
CDNX: PRE) has identified novel genes that may rescue brain cells that die in Parkinson's disease.
Washington, June 24 ( ANI ): Researchers have claimed to have discovered out how the fatal inherited disorder Huntington's disease kills brain cells.
Excessive intake of alcohol, we all know, kills brain cells, but naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.
One popular idea is that sleep severs weak connections between brain cells and strengthens more robust connections to solidify memories (SN Online: 4/2/09; 6/23/11).
ISLAMABAD -- A drug originally meant to treat diabetes may restore memory in brain cells affected by Alzheimer's disease, researchers study suggested.
HUMAN brain cells showing aspects of Huntington's Disease have been developed, opening up new research pathways for treating the fatal disorder.