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Neurons and Signaling in Media
An explanation of the classifications and structure of neurons. A 6:45 minute YouTube video from Brightstorm!
How Neurotransmission Works
An animation of chemical signaling between neurons. A 1:35 minute YouTube video from TheProfessorTed.
The Nerve Impulse
An animation of how nerve signals are propagated along axons. A 2:52 minute YouTube video from Health Care.
The Nervous System - CrashCourse Biology
Crazy Hank is back to explain the nervous system in a 12 minute CrashCourse.
Neurons and Signaling in the News
"Noisiest" Neurons Persist in the Adult Brain, Research Finds
MIT neuroscientists have discovered that the most active neurons in the adult brain are the ones selected to survive, which may explain the persistence of neurological diseases like epilepsy.
Brain Cell Communication: Why It's So Fast
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered how a protein complex in neurotransmitter vesicles makes neuron communication so fast. A 2010 article from ScienceDaily.com
Potential Treatment Strategies for Multiple Sclerosis
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have studied zebrafish oligodendrocytes to determine how they produce myelin to cover neuron axons. Their results may lead to treatments for diseases caused by myelin damage. A 2013 article from ScienceDaily.com