Navigation Links
Scripps Florida scientist awarded $2.5 million to study inner workings of memory formation
Date:12/5/2012

JUPITER, FL, December 5, 2012 A scientist from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has been awarded approximately $2.5 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to better define how the brain organizes different types of memories among its neurons.

Ronald Davis, PhD, a professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience at TSRI, is the principal investigator for the new study.

The five-year continuation of an earlier grant takes as its research model Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly. The fruit fly is widely used in these studies because humans and flies share many of the same genes involved in learning and memory.

"Since nearly every neuropsychiatric disorder affects memory formation, these new studies will aid in understanding memory formation in humansin the normal brain as well as in the diseased brain," Davis said.

The research focuses on the how the brain organizes olfactory or scent memories learned in association with reward conditioning compared to negative conditioning.

The new study has a number of objectives, Davis said, including defining the exact nature of cellular memory traces, the mechanisms for their formation, their duration, and the neurons in which they form.

Aiding current memory research are advances in functional imaging of neural activity in the fly brain, allowing scientists for the first time to see olfactory memory traces as they forma literal and figurative window into the cellular and systems logic of memory formation. "Combined with Drosophila's advanced molecular biology and genetics," Davis said, "this imaging technology provides an unprecedented opportunity to dissect the brain's algorithm that underlies Pavlovian conditioning."


'/>"/>
Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Scripps Florida scientists uncover a novel cooperative effort to stop cancer spread
2. Scripps Research Institute study points to potential new therapies for cancer and other diseases
3. 2 Scripps Research Institute scientists honored by American Chemical Society
4. Scripps studies show community-based diabetes programs are key to lowered costs and improved care
5. Scripps Research Institute receives $20 million to shed light on HIV drug resistance
6. Scripps Research Institute scientists show protein linked to hunger also implicated in alcoholism
7. Scripps Research scientists devise powerful new method for finding therapeutic antibodies
8. Clinical trials start for stroke drug developed by Scripps Research, USC, and ZZ Biotech
9. Scripps Florida scientists awarded nearly $1.5 million to develop new approaches to treat cancer
10. Scripps Research scientists show how memory B cells stay in class to fight different infections
11. Florida Dentistry Office Whitens Teeth for Charity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Scripps Florida scientist awarded $2.5 million to study inner workings of memory formation
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... 25, 2017 , ... Lake Park Dental is now accepting new patients with ... Lutz, FL. With the help of this highly-effective, yet convenient system, patients can straighten ... discretion and less pain. , Drs. Sarah Jockin, Nicole Morganti, Sara Spear and ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Back Pain Centers of America (BPC), ... reputable physician in their area, announces the launch of a new and proprietary customer ... are looking for reputable physicians to help them with back or neck pain and ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... ... Emergency Physician and Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine Bentley Bobrow will be ... to publish in summer 2017. , Dr. Bobrow, MD, FACEP, FAHA, is an ... Medicine. He also serves as Medical Director for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... , ... Emmanuel College is introducing enhancements to its RN-to-BSN ... the fall of 2017, Emmanuel’s program will allow registered nurses (RN)s to earn a ... for as little as $14,528. These changes will enable nurses to complete their degree ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... , ... Ridgecrest Herbals makes it a point to lead the Utah supplement ... support renewable energy. They believe this is a crucial part of their mission as ... issues, and maintain that destroying the environment in the pursuit of profit is unsustainable ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... Sweden , April 20, 2017 ... NEVPF) ("NeuroVive") today announced positive preclinical results ... preclinical compound for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), in ... NV556 has previously shown ... NASH model. Today, NeuroVive,s scientists present novel ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... YORK , April 19, 2017 Cardiology devices ... the projected period The Cardiology Devices segment is ... than US$ 15 Mn in 2018 over 2017. By the ... a market valuation close to US$ 700 Mn, expanding at ... Devices segment dominated the Asia Pacific ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017 Global Surgical Drainage ... are tubes used to remove excess liquid and air. ... pus, urine, bile or lymph. Surgical drains are used ... such as orthopedics surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery ... post-surgery to prevent accumulation of fluid e.g. blood or ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: