Navigation Links
RIC study suggests researchers are entering a new era of advances in brain research
Date:1/26/2011

CHICAGO (January 26) Scientists at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), designated the "#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America" by U.S. News & World Report since 1991, report that, thanks to improvements in technology and data analysis, our understanding of the functional principles that guide the development and operation of the brain could improve drastically in the next few years. The advances could herald a neuroscientific revolution, much as increasing processor speeds paved the way for the computing revolution of the last half century.

In the February, 2011 issue of Nature Neuroscience, the researchers, Dr. Ian H. Stevenson and Dr. Konrad P. Kording, performed a meta-analysis of 56 studies conducted since the 1950s (the advent of multi-electrode recordings) in which the activity of neurons was recorded in animals or humans. They found that the number of simultaneously recorded single neurons has grown exponentially since the 1950s, doubling approximately every seven years.

The researchers likened the progress in neuronal recording techniques to Moore's law, which describes the exponential growth of processing speed that has doubled approximately every two years, making computers smaller and technology accessible to more people.

"As it becomes easier for us to access and interpret information coming from the brain, we will be able to better help those with disabilities and conditions of the nervous system," said Dr. Kording. "Our goal is to take what we are learning about how and why the brain works so we can quickly and successfully use it to help patients. By decoding how neurons communicate with each other, we may one day be able to restore connections by conditioning different neurons to talk to each other, or to talk to each other in different ways, thereby restoring ability in our patients."

The "firing" or "spiking" of a neuron is really a signal sent along a gradient to other neurons and through
'/>"/>

Contact: Bob Szafranski
bob.szafranski@edelman.com
312-240-2687
Edelman Public Relations
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Despite Treatment, Employees with Depression Generate Higher Absentee Costs, According to Thomson Reuters Study
2. American Council on Exercise (ACE) Study Reveals Kettlebells Provide Powerful Workout in Short Amount of Time
3. TV drama can be more persuasive than news program, study finds
4. Study carried out into biological risks of eating reptiles
5. Neuroimaging study may pave way for effective Alzheimers treatments
6. Study finds racial gaps continue in heart disease awareness
7. Luth Researchs IndicatorEDG(TM) Study Finds Americans Hopes of Achieving Their Dreams Are Fading
8. First blinded study of venous insufficiency prevalence in MS shows promising results
9. Soothing infants with food focus of childhood obesity study
10. People with anxiety disorder less able to regulate response to negative emotions, study shows
11. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study Finds Racial Gaps Continue in Heart Disease Awareness, Low Knowledge of Heart Attack Warning Signs Among Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/31/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay ... is nothing new. The first kidney transplant took place ... and the first human heart transplant in 1967. By 2010, ... face. One major organ still eludes the transplant surgeon, ... U.S. scientists has its way, that dream may become reality, ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... year, people across the United States spend an estimated ... which costs $522 billion, according to new research. ... the time and wages that caregivers give up every ... daily activities. The study authors said the significant financial ... flexibility policies. "Our findings provide a new and ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva ... their latest aging research at the Gerontological Society ... include the identification of a genotype that can ... the cellular biology of aging. GSA 2014 will ... "Einstein-Montefiore has distinguished itself in a range of ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... research group at the DFG Research Center for Regenerative ... Dresden (CRTD) demonstrated for the first time the in ... three dimensions from mouse embryonic stem cells. Correct spatial ... the dorsal/ventral axis was observed., This study has been ... Cell Reports " on 30.10.2014 ., For many years ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Graphics, coding, typography and search engine optimization– ... of web design and require thorough knowledge to create ... to create a website can be as easy as ... reviews and Facebook posts all accumulate on a multiple ... evolution of how a business can develop a website," ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant 2Health News:Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant 3Health News:'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds 2Health News:Einstein-Montefiore investigators present aging research at Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting 2Health News:Einstein-Montefiore investigators present aging research at Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting 3Health News:Einstein-Montefiore investigators present aging research at Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting 4Health News:Reconstruction of a patterned piece of spinal cord in 3-D culture 2Health News:Facebook Websites In Thirty-Seconds 2
... who performed a small study on stroke patients conclude that ... cognitive abilities//. ,The study was conducted at Sacred Heart ... Raabe. , The study involved 37 stroke patients ... of these, 16 patients or 43 percent, reported an improvement ...
... spread of HIV in the population. Some governments indifference ... education efforts, advocates said this week at the World ... ,"Violence is largely a cause of HIV ... in the streets, violence everywhere," Ludfine Anyango, the national ...
... epidemic that ravaged medieval Europe has a weakness that could ... to a study published on Thursday. ,A bacterium ... Black Death spread when people are bitten by an infected ... through coughing or sneezing. ,There are periodic natural ...
... When it comes to some of today’s health issues, ... risk factors related to certain diseases – concludes// a ... in their ability to reduce risk compared to their ... Kingdom who conducted the literature review. The researchers analyzed ...
... heavily on alternative therapists who mistreat their patients sexually ... therapists said to exist in Britain and there are ... On the other hand, completely qualified medical practitioners who ... rules and guidelines regarding their relationship with their patients. ...
... A new study shows that the Israeli men have a ... countries like Iceland, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden and Australia, where it ... ,According to a Taub Center for social policy ... of 78 years. Israeli women live longer than men, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Violence Against Women Fueling Spread of HIV Worldwide 2Health News:Scientists Find Potential Weakness In Plague Germ 2Health News:Benefits of Fruit and Vegetable Juices 2
(Date:10/31/2014)... announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every ... events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in ... Report ), Celgene (Nasdaq: CELG - Free Report ... ), Market Vectors Biotech ETF (AMEX: BBH - ... XBI - Free Report ). Today, Zacks is ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Ergoresearch Ltd ... plan, for accelerated growth in terms of sales and ... reached $17,862,341. Net income amounted to $1,230,153. The EBITDA ... first time in the Company,s history. With ... the forces of its subsidiaries, merging in September 2014 ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... -- Though therapies are in their nascent phase, sales ... annual increase of 16.2% over the 2010-2020 period, reaching ... to Kalorama Information,s report, Stem Cell Therapeutics Markets ... have gained or are expected to gain approval from ... ever more complicated conditions, stem cell therapies hold the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amgen, Celgene, Biogen Idec, Market Vectors Biotech ETF and SPDR S&P Biotech ETF 2The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amgen, Celgene, Biogen Idec, Market Vectors Biotech ETF and SPDR S&P Biotech ETF 3The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amgen, Celgene, Biogen Idec, Market Vectors Biotech ETF and SPDR S&P Biotech ETF 4The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amgen, Celgene, Biogen Idec, Market Vectors Biotech ETF and SPDR S&P Biotech ETF 5The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amgen, Celgene, Biogen Idec, Market Vectors Biotech ETF and SPDR S&P Biotech ETF 6The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amgen, Celgene, Biogen Idec, Market Vectors Biotech ETF and SPDR S&P Biotech ETF 7Results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 - Ergoresearch reports solid 2014 annual results 2Results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 - Ergoresearch reports solid 2014 annual results 3Results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 - Ergoresearch reports solid 2014 annual results 4Results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 - Ergoresearch reports solid 2014 annual results 5Report: Stem Cell Technologies Market Growing 2
... 20 Santaris Pharma announced today that,the fourth ... In the USA,several patients with cancer have now ... jointly developed by Santaris Pharma and Enzon,Pharmaceuticals. The ... Pharma­ceutical,s Investigational New Drug (IND) application,for the use ...
... Expands Overseas TBI TrialCOSTA MESA, Calif., March 19 ... that the company has received a letter from the ... forward" as a basis to resume clinical studies of ... therapeutic oxygen carrier.The letter was in response to the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Another LNA-based RNA Inhibitor Enters Clinical Trials 2Another LNA-based RNA Inhibitor Enters Clinical Trials 3Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. Receives Letter From FDA Outlining Path Forward to Resume Oxycyte Clinical Trials in TBI in U.S.A. 2Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. Receives Letter From FDA Outlining Path Forward to Resume Oxycyte Clinical Trials in TBI in U.S.A. 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: