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New study demonstrates important role of glia in circadian timing
...Jackson, PhD, director of the CNR and professor of neuroscience
at TUSM. Ebony activity and the glia containing th...the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences neuroscience
program at Tufts, used cellular and molecular genetic techniques to show that Ebony is localized exc...
Females more prone to brain damage from alcohol abuse
...ne Wiren, Ph.D., associate professor of behavioral neuroscience
and medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, and researc...d Joel Hashimoto, research associate of behavioral neuroscience
at OHSU and the PVAMC Research Service, examined four groups of selectively bred mice: two female gr...
Pediatric ritalin use may affect developing brain, new study suggests
...dy's senior author Dr. Teresa Milner, professor of neuroscience
at Weill Cornell Medical College. The findings, specially highlighted in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggest that doctors must be very careful in their diagnosis of ADHD before prescribing Ritalin. That's because the brain changes noted in the stu...
'Preconditioning' helps protect brain's blood vessels from stroke
.... Cotzias distinguished professor of neurology and neuroscience
and Director of Neurobiology at Weill Cornell, and attending neurologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. "We already knew that preconditioning helps minimize damage to heart tissue -- it's a strategy cardiologists ro...
Psychiatric Genomics Center established at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
...ft from the Stanleys will further strengthen CSHLs neuroscience
program and help us find the genes related to thes...passionate about the potential of breakthroughs in neuroscience
research, said CSHL Chancellor James D. Watson, Ph.D. At CSHL we are already making significant stri...
Paving the way toward a vaccine against Alzheimer's disease
...ar K. Gouras, associate professor of neurology and neuroscience
at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, and colleagues provide new insights into how these proteins, called antibodies, reduce the main hallmarks of Alzheimers disease and raise hopes for a vaccine against the disease. Antibodies...
Autism-related proteins control nerve excitability, researchers find
...udy, said Dr. Ege Kavalali, associate professor of neuroscience
and physiology at UT Southwestern and an author of the paper. Mutations in these proteins have recently been linked to certain varieties of autism, Dr. Kavalali said. This work provides clear insight into how the proteins function. We can never de...
Turn-ons and turn-offs for neurons
... of highly reliable gene-switches for experimental neuroscience
and in our understanding of mechanisms governing gene regulation in the brain. Indeed, the epigenetic mechanisms in charge of switching genes on or off play an essential role when our brain learns and stores information, and when our brain reacts to ...
Bee researcher at Arizona State University is 1 of 20 new Pew Scholars in the biomedical sciences
... some day be the key to advancements in biomedical neuroscience
of aging if Gro Amdam has her way, with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts. Amdam, an assistant professor in Arizona State Universitys School of Life Sciences who heads social insect studies in laboratories at both ASU and the Norwegian Univer...
UVa researchers restore genes in human inner ear cells
...erapy. Dr. Jeffrey Holt, associate professor of neuroscience
and otolaryngology at UVa, and his research team, including Dr. Bradley Kesser, an assistant professor of otolaryngology, targeted a gene known as KCNQ4, which causes genetic hearing loss in humans when mutated. They engineered a correct form of the ...
Neuronal activity gives clues to working memory
.... Emre Aksay, assistant professor of computational neuroscience
in the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Institute for Computational Biomedicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. "Furthermore, because deficits in working memory are often a precursor of schizophrenia, drugs th...
Immune antibodies penetrate neurons to clear Alzheimer's-linked amyloid
...unnar Gouras, associate professor of neurology and neuroscience
at Weill Cornell Medical College and associate att...r. Gouras' team took advantage of breakthroughs in neuroscience
research to help answer that question. They relied on the development of special transgenic mice bre...
How does day length affect aggression in mice? It's in the genes
...he study and postdoctoral fellow in psychology and neuroscience
at Ohio State University. "It is quite a surpri... Nelson, co-author and professor of psychology and neuroscience
at Ohio State. "We're looking at a very simple environmental factor influencing a complex behavio...
'Might have been' key in evaluating behavior
...re, " said Dr. P. Read Montague, Jr., professor of neuroscience
at BCM and director of the BCM Human Neuroimaging Laboratory and the newly formed Computational Psychiatry Unit. "These fictive signals are essential in a person's ability to assess the quality of his or her actions above and beyond simple experienc...
University of Arizona neurobiologist John Hildebrand elected to the National Academy of Sciences
...robiology. "He is a world leader in chemosensory neuroscience
and neuroethology and richly deserves this honor. Johns exciting work lures undergrads, graduate students, postdocs and foreign scientists to his lab in droves, and he is a natural-born leader outside of the lab as well." Hildebrand is among 72 new...
When smell cells fail they call in stem cell reserves
...ns lead author Randall Reed, Ph.D., a professor of neuroscience
at Johns Hopkins, "supporting a class of active-duty stem cells that help repair normal wear and tear. They don't come in until things are really bad." The only nerve cells in the body to run directly from the brain to the outside world, olfactory...
Deflecting damage: Flexible electronics aid brain injury research
...w is managing research in flexible electronics for neuroscience
at the University of Cambridge in England. She has been recognized by Technology Review magazine, which named her to its 2006 list of 35 leading innovators under age 35. Together, the engineers created the first working stretchable circuits by link...
In young mice, gregariousness seems to reside in the genes
... is genetic," says Jules B. Panksepp, a UW-Madison neuroscience
graduate student and the lead author of the new study, which was conducted using two different strains of young mice, one gregarious in nature, the other much less so. "Their motivation to engage others varies with their genetic background; it appear...
First impressions: Computer model behaves like humans on visual categorization task
...ween the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and neuroscience
because it may lead to better artificial vision systems and augmented sensory prostheses. Rapid Categorization During normal everyday vision, the eye moves around a scene, giving the brain time to focus attention on relevant cues, such as a snake...
Research project tackles 'regeneration' gap
...ientists together," said Steindler, a professor of neuroscience
at the UF College of Medicine. "We will begin a process of sharing ideas and designing experiments to answer questions about growth in simple systems that can then be applied to more complex tissue reconstruction needed in human organisms." Althoug...
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