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Gene-Altered Mouse May Provide New Insights To Parkinson's Disease, Substance Abuse And Schizophrenia
...biology; and R. Mark Wightman, of thedepartment of neurobiology
and chemistry at the University of North Carolinaat Chapel Hill, also contributed to the research. The study was funded inpart by the National Institutes of Health and an unrestricted neuroscienceaward from Bristol Myers Squibb. Caron said in an int...
Human-Like Ability, Categorical Perception, Found In Insects
... Wyttenbach, the Cornell postgraduate associate of neurobiology
and behavior who gave crickets a perception test o... explained Ronald R. Hoy, the Cornell professor of neurobiology
and behavior whose laboratory conducted the experiments. Researchers led by Hoy reported in 1978 th...
How Birds Sing
...tomy , and Albert Yu, M.D., a graduate student in neurobiology
, have provided the most detailed look yet at how the brain controls singing in the zebra finch, which Margoliash calls the "white rat" of songbirds. Neurobiologists have used them extensively to study brain function. "It doesn't have the most beauti...
Female Fireflies Lure Males For Defense Chemical
... research; David E. Hill, postdoctoral fellow in neurobiology
and behavior at the time; Scott R. Smedley, postdoctoral fellow in neurobiology
and behavior; and Jerrold Meinwald, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Chemistry at Cornell and also a m...
Females' Siren Song Initiates Courtship Duets In African Frogs, Columbia Biologists Find
..., and Sandya S. Viswanathan, a graduate student in neurobiology
and behavior, all at Columbia. A female frog faces an urgent problem: there is a span of only about 24hours in which her eggs are ready to receive sperm. She must attract a suitorduring that period, or lose her progeny. Mating takes place...
Molecular Memory Tunes Adrenaline To Stress
... attack, predict McCobb, an assistant professor of neurobiology
and behavior, and Xie, a postdoctoral researcher in the McCobb's department. "Whether our stress responses are controlled by genes or lifestyle, we'd like to have more control," McCobb says. "We don't want to secrete more adrenaline than nec...
Toxic Protein That Interferes With Brain Signals May Trigger Onset Of
...enior author on this study. Klein isa professor of neurobiology
and physiology and of neurology at Northwestern. .... Mary P.Lambert is a senior research associate in neurobiology
and physiology atNorthwestern University. Other collaborators on this study included BarbaraTrommer,...
Researchers Show Mechanism And Similarities Of Biological Clocks
...s and mice," says Joseph S. Takahashi,professor of neurobiology
and physiology at Northwestern University, who is anauthor on both papers and last year was the first to clone the mammalian clockgene. "We now have three different circadian clock genes that are conservedbetween insects and mammals," Takahas...
Learning To Feel Chronic Pain
...o, Ph.D., assistant professor of anesthesiologyand neurobiology
at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "Now,we have shown that those fibers also can enhance the transmission between thepainful stimulus and the neuron in the spinal cord." The researchers report their findings in the June...
'Auditory Scene Analysis' Helps Find Mates
...alysis," says Andrew H. Bass, Cornell professor of neurobiology
and behavior who will present his group's findings...ana Bodnar, a Cornell senior research associate in neurobiology
and behavior. Details of the playback studies by Bass and by Jessica McKibben, a postdoctoral resea...
Scientist Receives Prestigious Award
... Medicine professor of psychiatry,pharmacology and neurobiology
and director of the Yale Center for Genes andBehavior, received the award for neuropsychiatry. "It is humbling that the Pasarow Foundation chose me for such animportant honor, especially in the company of Drs. Lander and Nestler, twoscientist...
The Best Molecular Snapshot Yet Of Cells Affected By Alzheimer's Disease
... role in thedisease," says Coleman, a professor of neurobiology
and anatomywho heads the University's Alzheimer's Disease Center, one of 27nationally recognized Alzheimer's centers funded by NIH. Through statistical analysis, the team was able to neatlydivide up the cells into two camps: those that came from...
Study Finds Evidence Linking The Brain's Cognitive Control Regions With Stress Control Regions
...id James Herman,associate professor of anatomy and neurobiology
and principal investigator ofthe study. "The consequences of prolonged stress can range from general malaiseto physical or mental illness. The mechanisms controlling stress remain poorlydefined, and our studies aim to establish how the brain contr...
Inherited Depression Linked To Shortage Of Cells In Brain Region
...pies." Price is a professor of anatomy and neurobiology
at WashingtonUniversity School of Medicine in St. Louis. His graduate student Dost Öngür islead author of a paper in the Oct. 27 issue of Proceedings of the NationalAcademy of Sciences. The second author, Wayne C. Drevets, M.D., repo...
Scientists Find First Protein In Central Nervous System Junctions
...acky nature can be," saysJoshua R. Sanes, Ph.D., a neurobiology
professor at Washington University Schoolof Medicine in St. Louis. One of his postdoctoral fellows, Guoping Feng, Ph.D.,and Hartmut Tintrup, a graduate student from Heinrich Betz's lab at theMax-Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germa...
Wolf Prize In Medicine Awarded To Kandel, Columbia's Pioneer Of Memory Research
...as alsoreflecting on the intellectual life of that neurobiology
community as a whole." In its announcement, the Wolf Foundation said: "Kandel's contributionstands as the single most important advance in bridging molecular neurobiologyto behavior. He has shown how the methods of psychology can be merged ...
UCSD And NIH Researchers Isolate Candidates For Genetic Basis Of Human Taste
... important contribution to our understanding ofthe neurobiology
of taste," said Dr. Lubert Stryer, Professor of Neurobiology atStanford University and author of the most widely used college biochemistrytextbook. "Dr. Zuker's and Ryba's group have isolated the genes for twotransmembrane proteins that may well be t...
Nerve Cells On The Go
...ronment. And one of the hottest fields in neurobiology
aims to understand how thehand-shaped end of a growing neuron, called the growth cone, explores theterritory it traverses on its way to its target tissue. The twain now meet in two NIH-funded studies published in the FebruaryNeuron. In them,...
Dyed In The Silkworm: Researchers Develop Novel Way To Produce Colored Silk
...onal institution with programs focusing on cancer, neurobiology
and plantgenetics. Located on the north shore of Long Island, 35 miles from Manhattan,the Laboratory was founded in 1890 as a field station for the study ofevolution. It has since developed into a world leader in cancer and molecularbiology research....
Suppression Of Natural Fires Harms Squirrels
... 156-168). Sherman, a Cornell professor of neurobiology
and behavior, andcolleagues Thomas Gavin, Eric Yensen and Bernie May offer a two-part solutionfor the squirrels' dilemma: -- Restoration of habitat, including reopening of meadows, to reconnectsquirrel populations. -- Reintroduction...
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