Navigation Links
Norwegian scientists win Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize
Date:12/17/2012

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded the 13th Perl-UNC Neuroscience prize jointly to Edvard and May-Britt Moser at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU-Trondheim) in Trondheim, Norway.

Professor Edvard Moser and Professor May-Britt Moser are director and co-director, respectively, of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and they jointly lead the Centre for the Biology of Memory at NTNU-Trondheim.

The Perl prize carries a $10,000 award and is given to recognize a seminal achievement in neuroscience. Past recipients have included four subsequent winners of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine.

This year's Perl Prize is being awarded to the Mosers for, "the discovery of key principles governing the internal representation of space and episodic memory," according to Dr. William Snider, director of the UNC Neuroscience Center and chair of the selection committee.

A major goal of neuroscience has been to understand the basis of memory. A structure called the hippocampus has long been known to be important for memory but how the hippocampus performs this function has been elusive. Using advanced neurophysiological recording techniques the Mosers demonstrated how similar spatial experiences are stored as distinct memories in large cell populations in the hippocampus.

They have further demonstrated that spatial representations first appear in a region of the brain called the entorhinal cortex that feeds into the hippocampus. This work has provided a major breakthrough in how we calculate our position in space and remember places.

Dr. Edward R. Perl is professor emeritus of Cell Biology and Physiology at the UNC School of Medicine. Perl's work in pain mechanisms has been highly influential. Thirty years ago, he was the first to prove that a particular class of nerve cells (now called nociceptors) responds exclusively to stimuli that are perceived as painful. These cells now are targets of intensive efforts to find drugs that block their function.

The Mosers will visit UNC on April 16 -17, 2013. They will receive the Prize from Dean William Roper and present the Award Lecture at 3 p.m. on April 16 in room G202 of the Medical Biomolecular Research Building on the UNC School of Medicine campus.


'/>"/>

Contact: Les Lang
llang@med.unc.edu
919-966-9366
University of North Carolina Health Care
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. New technology allows scientists to capture and preserve cancer cells circulating in the bloodstream
2. No more lying about your age: Scientists can now gauge skin’s true age with new laser technique
3. Stem cell sticky spots recreated by scientists
4. Singapore scientists identify new biomarker for cancer in bone marrow
5. Scientists ID Gene That Shows Progression in ALS Patients
6. Scientists train honey bees to stick out their tongues
7. NIH scientists reflect on gains in emerging infectious disease awareness, research and response
8. 2 UT Southwestern scientists honored as rising stars in Texas research
9. Drug resistant leukemia stem cells may be source of genetic chaos, Temple scientists find
10. UCLA cancer scientists identify liposarcoma tumors that respond to chemotherapy
11. To make old skin cells act young again, boost their surroundings, U-M scientists show
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Norwegian scientists win Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize
(Date:5/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... With over ... to walk, the demand for a sustainable product to aid in the rehabilitation process ... aid in the recovery of individuals with hemiplegia due to stroke. , Ekso Bionics ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... is bolstered by inspiring human-interest stories, courtesy of awareness-driven celebrities and thought leaders. ... from leading advocates, associations and industry leaders such as Bioness. , As ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... , ... Beleza Medspa has initiated a new program to assist ... first time that Coolsculpting is being used for for more than just cosmetic purposes. ... meet the prescribed body-fat standard, measured by the circumference-based tape method. The tape-test ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Aimed at nurses and employees in ... come courtesy of leaders in the nursing and health care industry. It also provides ... associations—namely Abilene Christian University. , As the nursing industry is coming out of ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... With ... pharmaceutical, medical and food industries. Aside from its GMP accreditation, Validation Center is ... of successfully certified products, services and staff. , Validation Center is ISO17025 accredited ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... , May 27, 2016 Amarantus BioScience ... on developing products for Regenerative Medicine, Neurology and Orphan Diseases, today ... be presenting at two upcoming investor conferences: SeeThru ... Third Avenue, New York City , NY ... Marcum MicroCap Conference   Where: Grand Hyatt ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... May 26, 2016 According to a ... Management Market - U.S. Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, ... in the U.S. was valued at US$ 5.89 Bn in ... 3.4% from 2015 to 2023 to reach US$ 7.99 Bn ... current and emerging needle free drug delivery devices and the ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... -- TARE (Transarterial Radio-embolization) Using Yttrium-90 ... Overall Decreased Use of Hospital Resource ... healthcare company, has today announced the publication of ... ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research), ... yttrium-90 glass microspheres is associated with cost savings ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: