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Mini-Me: Guts Have BrainsToo

joi, martie 27th, 2008

The NY Times provides perspective on the often overlooked enteric nervous system — the second brain, controlling our digestion and communicating with its more sophisticated sibling:   The enteric and central nervous systems use the same hardware, as it were, to run two very different programs. Serotonin, for instance, is crucial to feelings of well-being. [...]

Mini-Me: Guts Have BrainsToo

joi, martie 27th, 2008

The NY Times provides perspective on the often overlooked enteric nervous system — the second brain, controlling our digestion and communicating with its more sophisticated sibling:   The enteric and central nervous systems use the same hardware, as it were, to run two very different programs. Serotonin, for instance, is crucial to feelings of well-being. [...]

Communication

vineri, ianuarie 11th, 2008

How does a cell send a signal? A cell can communicate signals to other cells in various ways. Autocrine signaling is a way for a cell to alter its own extracellular environment, which in turn affects the way the cell functions. The cell secretes chemicals outside of its membrane and the presence of those chemicals [...]

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