Navigation Links
New book highlights the cellular and molecular determinants of brain wiring
Date:1/6/2011

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (Jan. 6, 2011) -- During the development of the nervous system, precise and complex connections are made among neurons. These connections are determined by external molecular cues that influence the direction in which neurons grow. This process of directed growth, called neuronal guidance, is the focus of a new book from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

Neuronal Guidance: The Biology of Brain Wiring reviews the tremendous progress that has been made in scientists' understanding of neuronal guidance in recent years. "Our goal in compiling this volume is to provide a reasonably comprehensive perspective on what is known about the major neuronal guidance events," write the editors, Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Alex L. Kolodkin, in the preface.

The 20 chapters of the book, all written by leading experts, are divided into three sections. Chapters in the first section describe the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms that determine axonal and dendritic branching patterns, and the roles of molecular guidance cues and their receptors in those processes. The second section focuses on intracellular signaling events that guide neuronal processes. The last section describes the involvement of axon guidance signaling molecules in other cellular processes.

"What emerges from these chapters is a rich understanding of numerous aspects of neuronal circuit morphogenesis," write the editors. "But they also highlight the many gaps in our knowledge . . . It is our hope that the present volume will serve as a useful reference point as investigators plan their attack on these outstanding questions."

The book will be useful to neurobiologists, as well as to cell and developmental biologists.


'/>"/>

Contact: Liz Powers
powerse@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. October 2008 GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights
2. AGU journal highlights -- Oct. 16, 2008
3. AGU journal highlights: Nov. 11, 2008
4. Survey highlights support for nanotech in health fields but disapproval elsewhere
5. Animal and biological science highlights: San Antonio Fluid Dynamics Conference, Nov. 23-25
6. December 2008 highlights from Biology of Reproduction
7. bioMETRX, Inc. Highlights 3rd Quarter 2008 Financial Results
8. December 2008 Geology and GSA Today media highlights
9. December Geosphere media highlights
10. AGU journal highlights -- Dec. 31, 2008
11. January GEOLOGY media highlights
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New book highlights the cellular and molecular determinants of brain wiring
(Date:7/10/2014)... cutting-edge, innovative research on Alzheimer,s disease and the ... announced the recipients of new research grant awards, ... the District of Columbia, and five foreign countries. ... latest grants, BrightFocus has now provided more than ... The research projects funded this year reflect a ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... strong currents in the Straits of Mackinac reverse direction ... beneath the channel would quickly contaminate shorelines miles away ... new University of Michigan study commissioned by the National ... study and accompanying animations, oil from a hypothetical pipeline ... hours and Bois Blanc Island after two days. All ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... (July 10, 2014) Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) ... therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a leading ... its kind, takes advantage of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) ... which are then used as a patient-specific model for ... researchers led by Stephen H. Tsang, MD, PhD, showed ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):BrightFocus Foundation announces 55 new grantees in Alzheimer's and vision research 2BrightFocus Foundation announces 55 new grantees in Alzheimer's and vision research 3Straits of Mackinac 'worst possible place' for a Great Lakes oil spill 2Straits of Mackinac 'worst possible place' for a Great Lakes oil spill 3Patient-specific stem cells and personalized gene therapy 2Patient-specific stem cells and personalized gene therapy 3
... simple technique to make a common virus-killing material significantly more ... Andrew Barron and Qilin Li. Rather than trying to ... into the public domain. They hope wide adoption will save ... professors and their team reported in Environmental Science and ...
... ITHACA, N.Y. Scientists have identified the genes related ... for planting crops closer together, which has led to an ... Genetics , Jan. 9, 2011.) The study, led ... Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) at Cornell and North Carolina ...
... MD (January 11, 2011)-- The Genetics Society of America ... Research Conference, March 30-April 3, 2011 at the Town ... This annual meeting brings together basic research scientists, ... the common fruit fly, whose hereditary traits Thomas Hunt ...
Cached Biology News:Virus killer gets supercharged 2Virus killer gets supercharged 3Technique allows researchers to identify key maize genes for increased yield 252nd Genetics Society of America Drosophila Research Conference announced 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 DTS Language ... its Online Web Portal for Life Science organizations who need ... specify the subject matter of their documents in advance with ... help reduce time-to-delivery of translations, often a critical factor in ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 AudioNotch is the internet's leading ... the treatment of tinnitus. Patients listen to sound therapy ... a period of weeks to months, their tinnitus volume decreases. ... forms: Notched Music and Notched White Noise. Now, AudioNotch is ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... session for Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2pm EST ... Actionable Knowledge.” The topic focuses on how technology can ... mission critical decisions for government agencies. The online webinar ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... As pet owners drew up their lists of New Year,s resolutions ... care of my furry companion." Nowadays there are pet salons, dog ... to take the little canine or feline darlings along wherever mommy ... some pricey toys at the pet store. But anyone who has ...
Breaking Biology Technology:DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2Webcast - Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge – Hosted by Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services 2New Year's Resolution: Give Pets the Gift of Top-Notch Health Care 2
... 15 NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NBS ), which ... stem cells for future medical need, was featured on CBS2 News, ... and Tuesday morning July 14, 2009. , , ... of Dr. Christopher Centeno, a NeoStem consultant in stem cell therapies ...
... EXTON, Pa., July 15 Morphotek((R)), Inc., a subsidiary ... (CII), a privately held biotechnology company specializing in the development ... an evaluation and option agreement in which Morphotek will evaluate ... , The agreement with CII provides ...
... ... organizations was a key factor in the recent decision by the University of Florida Shands ... informatics needs. With the signing of the contract, the UFSCC has become the 25th ... ...
Cached Biology Technology:NeoStem Featured on CBS2 News; Success of Licensed Stem Cell Treatments Shown for Arthritis and Orthopedic Problems; Procedure to be Used by NeoStem Affiliate in China 2NeoStem Featured on CBS2 News; Success of Licensed Stem Cell Treatments Shown for Arthritis and Orthopedic Problems; Procedure to be Used by NeoStem Affiliate in China 3NeoStem Featured on CBS2 News; Success of Licensed Stem Cell Treatments Shown for Arthritis and Orthopedic Problems; Procedure to be Used by NeoStem Affiliate in China 4Morphotek(R), Inc. and Cancer Innovations, Inc. Announce Evaluation and Option Agreement for Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies 2Morphotek(R), Inc. and Cancer Innovations, Inc. Announce Evaluation and Option Agreement for Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies 3University of Florida Shands Cancer Center Selects OnCore(r) to Support its Collaborative Research Goals 2University of Florida Shands Cancer Center Selects OnCore(r) to Support its Collaborative Research Goals 3University of Florida Shands Cancer Center Selects OnCore(r) to Support its Collaborative Research Goals 4University of Florida Shands Cancer Center Selects OnCore(r) to Support its Collaborative Research Goals 5
BD Falcon, microtest ELISA plate 96 well flat-bottom, clear. Polystyrene, nonsterile, no lid (25/sp, 100/ca) Packaging: 25 / pack, 100 / case ...
... The Chemicon Detergent-OUT Kit is a ... from protein solutions. Removes detergents without ... load the protein solution on the Detergent-OUT ... solution. Micro columns are suitable for removing ...
... is a simple high performance method for ... detergents without significant dilution of protein solution. ... the Detergent-OUT Spin column and collect detergent ... suitable for removing detergent from a maximum ...
... microarrays are derived from frozen embedded tissue ... control procedures to ensure the highest quality. ... in one block, sectioned at a thickness ... slides. Sections are large (3-5 mm in ...
Biology Products: