HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
News tips from The Journal of Neuroscience

1. Wiring up for Color
Patricia R. Jusuf, Paul R. Martin, and Ulrike Grnert

The primate midget-parvocellular (PC) visual system contributes to redgreen color detection. In this week's Journal, Jusuf et al. sought to determine whether selective wiring of the pathway connects redgreen-sensitive cells with one another. The PC pathway successively involves cone photoreceptors, midget bipolar cells, midget ganglion cells, PC relay cells in the lateral geniculate nucleus, and finally the visual cortex. To determine whether color selectivity arises from cone-selective contacts, the authors examined the OFF pathway of the peripheral retina in dichromatic (redgreen color blind) and trichromatic (color normal) marmosets. They identified OFF midget bipolar cells immunohistochemically and retrogradely labeled OFF midget ganglion cells. The authors found a loose convergence pattern of connections between these populations that was not related to redgreen color vision. Thus, the function of the PC pathway in the peripheral retina does not depend on recognition between individual members of bipolarganglion cell mosaics.

2. BDNF and Thermostatic Control
Adi Katz and Noam Meiri

We generally take our internal body thermostat for granted, but this week, Katz and Meiri provide evidence that this system is sensitive to early experience. The authors examined the developmental plasticity of this hypothalamic controller during the critical period. In the chick, heat- and cold-sensitive neurons are located in the preoptic/anterior hypothalamus (PO/AH). The authors report that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a key regulator in the PO/AH. Chicks that were heat-conditioned (37.5C for 24 h) on postnatal day 3 had increases in BDNF but not nerve growth factor or neurotrophin-3. Cold conditioning also induced BDNF transcription, whereas cold acclimation in older chicks did not. Both heat- and cold-induced BDNF expression was lim
'"/>

Contact: Sara Harris
sharris@sfn.org
202-962-4000
Society for Neuroscience
11-Apr-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
2. News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
3. News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
4. News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
5. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
6. Journalists can register now for ECCO 14 -- the European Cancer Conference
7. Journal of Alzheimers Disease achieves significant impact factor
8. News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
9. Highlights from the July 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
10. News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
11. Journal of Nuclear Medicines impact grows, remains consistently high over past 5 years

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:11/29/2016)... , November 29, 2016 Nearly one billion ... Continue Reading ... ... part of an efficient Identity Management. (PRNewsFoto/DERMALOG Identification Systems) ... DERMALOG is Germany's largest Multi-Biometric supplier: The ...
(Date:11/22/2016)... Nov. 22, 2016   MedNet Solutions , an ... spectrum of clinical research, is pleased to announce that ... Healthcare and Life Sciences Awards as "Most Outstanding ... an unprecedented year of recognition and growth for MedNet, ... 15 years. iMedNet ™ , ...
(Date:11/17/2016)... Nov. 17, 2016  AIC announces that it has just released a new white ... require high-performance scale-out plus high speed data transfer storage solutions. Photo - ... ... ... Setting up a high performance computing or ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the ... commercializing products to treat rare diseases where there is ... be hosting an Investor Webcast Event Friday, December 16, ... innate defense regulators (IDRs) as a new drug class, ... the recently announced and published Phase 2 clinical data ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 Eutilex Co. ... billion KRW (US $18.9M) Series A financing. This financing ... G.N. Tech Venture and SNU Bio Angel. This new ... 30.5 billion KRW (US $27.7M) since its founding in ... to bolster the development and commercialization of its immuno-oncology ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... I/II dose escalation and expansion clinical trial for its lead drug candidate, AC0010, ... purpose of the trial was to determine the safety, antitumor activity, and recommended ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... , Dec. 7, 2016 Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: ... Dr. Dan Kephart as its chief science ... will assume his responsibilities at Neogen effective Jan. 1. ... director for the agribusiness unit of Thermo Fisher Scientific, ... at Life Technologies. His extensive industry experience also includes ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: