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  • n  long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron

  • What guides an axon on its incredible voyage is a "growth cone," a creepy, crawly sprout that looks something like an amoeba.
  • Like other receptor molecules, NMDA reacts to a chemical cue--in the case of learning and memory formation, glutamate--emitted by the axon from a neighboring cell.
  • The objective is to form a synapse, the gap-like structure over which the axon of one neuron beams a signal to the dendrites of another.
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  • Ex-booster Shapiro takes shots at NCAA
    by Rachel Axon, USA TODAY Sports Former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro gambled on games using inside information from former players, coaches and athletics department staffers, Sports Illustrated published in a story released Wednesday that is critical of the NCAA’s enforcement division. The magazine’s story examines the criticism the NCAA has faced since Shapiro first revealed [...]
    June 12, 2013 - HoopsWorld
  • Departures from NCAA enforcement staff
    by Rachel Axon, USA TODAY Sports The departures from the NCAA enforcement staff continued with Tuesday’s announcement that Rachel Newman Baker will take a job at Kentucky. Newman Baker spent 12 years at the NCAA, most recently as the managing director of enforcement for development and investigations. She has been named the senior associate athletics [...]
    June 12, 2013 - HoopsWorld
  • Jammed molecular motors may play a role in the development of ALS
    Delays in the transport of nutrients, proteins and neurotransmitters along the nerve axon could be a major factor in the development of the neurodegenerative disease ALS.
    June 12, 2013 - Science Daily

  • Jon S Corzine in The Star-Ledger -
    Twenty-two casino regulatory commissions have looked at the situation ...... and have decided that TPG-Axon is not one that has to register,Corzine said. "The facts are very clear."
  • Mike Brey in Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    I'd rather absorb that than (Jesse) Bunkley, (Carlos) Medlock, (Jarred) Axon getting rolling from the three-point line and getting confident,Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said.

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