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Plastic

A slang term for a credit card, especially when being used to make frivolous or luxurious purchases.
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'We were able to show that glioblastoma cells react flexibly to such stress factors and simply transform themselves at any time into cell types with a different set of surface markers.' This plasticity allows the cells to adapt to their microenvironment and reach a favorable environment-specific heterogeneity that enables them to sustain and grow, and mostly likely to escape also therapeutic attacks.
The plasticity of a cancer cell depends crucially on the presence of a cell adhesion molecule: the protein E-cadherin.
Consisting of three chapters written by Malabou and twelve chapters written by different scholars, the book explores different ways of incorporating plasticity into pressing issues in the contemporary world.
The single cell and the two cells resulting from it, have the highest level of cellular plasticity:
Such changes are broadly referred to as "cross-modal recruitment" which represents one category of cross-modal plasticity [35].
They explained that a memory is created, when communication between neurons is altered by means of a process called synaptic plasticity.
These basic aspects of [T.sub.H] cell lineages and plasticity are discussed by J.
The good news is that raising brain magnesium levels has been proven to restore critical brain plasticity and improve cognitive function.
Part 2, entitled 'Neuromotor plasticity and development', discusses the corticospinal tract, its development and its plasticity.
Keywords: Aesculus glabra, leaf life span, leaf structure, light gradient, plasticity
Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism: How the Polyvagal Theory and Brain Plasticity Help Us Make Sense of Autism comes from an author who runs a therapeutic consultancy, and outlines a new method of understanding autism.