Tag: "cerebellum" at biology news
On automatic pilot
...cerebrum can perform other tasks. However, how the cerebellum
performs this task is not clear. Dutch researcher ... Subsequently they investigated which parts of the cerebellum
are involved in regulating the activity of a single muscle. Furthermore, they examined the consequen...
Researchers discover gene essencial to cerebellum formation
...w insight into origin of nerve cells that form the cerebellum
in higher organisms. In a second research project, led by Francisco Real and Eduardo Soriano and funded by the Fundaci La Caixa, the scientists aim to explore the potential of this gene to produce Purkinje neurons in a laboratory setting. The resea...
Chemical cues turn embryonic stem cells into cerebellar neurons
...newborn mice, the gray layer on the surface of the cerebellum
called the cerebellar cortex. Once in the brain, the cells extended parallel fibers, migrated to and incorporated themselves into the internal granule cell layer, and extended short projections called dendrites, something that neurons use to communic...
Repair of DNA by Brca2 gene prevents medulloblastoma
.... The role of Brca2 is important because as the cerebellum
grows in size and complexity before and shortly af...ormous rate of cell divisions during growth of the cerebellum
greatly increases the risk of DNA damage. So the cell must have a way to ensure that the damage is q...
Agonized death throes probable cause of open-mouthed, head-back pose of many dino fossils
...y concluded, is central nervous system damage. The cerebellum
is responsible for fine muscle movement, controlli...avity muscles that keep the head upright. Once the cerebellum
ceases to modulate the behavior of the antigravity muscles, Faux said, the muscles pull at full forc...
Researchers identify fifth gene responsible for Joubert syndrome
...nherited condition that affects development of the cerebellum
and brainstem, the structures in the brain that co... characteristic configuration of the brainstem and cerebellum
on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), where the abnormally developed brain stem resembles the shape o...
Brain's inertial navigation system pinpointed
...neurons, called Purkinje cells, in a region of the cerebellum
known to receive signals from the vestibular system. This region is known as the posterior cerebellar vermis, a narrow, worm-like structure between the brains hemispheres. In their experiments, the researchers measured the electrical activity of th...