Navigation Links
Cure For Autism Could Be Established Through Hamster Studies

Robert Johnston, professor of psychology and a team of Cornell University research psychologists have found that different areas of the brain react differently when recognizing others.//

This mainly depends upon the emotions attached to the memory. The researchers did this study with the help of golden hamsters. They allowed these hamsters to have social encounters and examined the animals' brains for evidence of those encounters.

They identified which areas of the brain play a major role in recognition. The results were published in the Journal of Neuroscience. This study is of great importance in finding a better treatment options for the diseases such as autism, Asperger syndrome, psychopathy and social anxiety disorders.

Johnston said that the ability to recognize remember and store huge amounts of information about individuals is wholly that of humans. The sole purpose of using hamsters in the study is that their brains are similar to that of the humans.

In one experiment a male hamster encountered two individuals that he knew equally well but had different interactions with the previous day, a male that defeated him in a fight and a male that he had never fought.

The hamster fled from the winning male but was attracted to the neutral male. This suggested and proved to us their ability to recognize. Immunohistochemistry is a technique to study which part of the brain is actively functioning during a process. It is also used to diagnose cancerous cells in humans.

It enables one to see each individual cell in the brain that was activated due to the event. The researchers found activity in the hamster’s brain that the anterior dorsal hippocampus and amygdala were activated.

When this part was numbed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic it was found that the animal did not avoid the individual who had defeated him. Hence he said that the hippocampus is needed for recognition memory in humans.


Related medicine news :

1. Antibiotics Helps Autism
2. Latest discovery on Autism
3. Resolving Autism
4. Studying The Causes Of Autism
5. Mercury Pollution Linked To Rise In Autism
6. Autism risks linked to birth factors
7. Autism epidemic is a myth- says a new study
8. Treating Autism More Effectively
9. MMR Vaccination not linked to Autism
10. Autism nothing more than an extreme form of male brain development
11. Brain Enlargement May Be Characteristic of Autism
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The print ... USA Today in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Minneapolis, South Florida, with a circulation ... is distributed nationally, through a vast social media strategy and across a network ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... simply groundbreaking television series, "Voices in America", which is hosted by Hollywood legend, James ... are presently affecting Americans. Dedicated to providing the world with a wide variety of ... focus on, one episode at a time. , In the latest installment currently ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Dr. Thomas Dunlap and ... and Dr. Tucker Bierbaum with Emergency Medicine at St., Joseph Health System’s Santa ... and Sepsis conditions present in similar ways and require time-critical intervention to avoid large ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... and Cambridge, ON (PRWEB) , ... November 26, ... ... the availability of a real-time eReferral system for diagnostic imaging in the Waterloo ... X-rays, mammography, BMD and Nuclear Medicine tests directly from their electronic medical record ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... WorldCare International, ... in the 61st annual Employee Benefits Conference. The Employee Benefits Conference was hosted ... 8th through Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. The conference was held at the Hawaii ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the  "2016 ... the European Cell Surface Marker Testing ... Opportunities"  report to their offering.  ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015  Linden Care, LLC, a ... treatment outcomes for patients suffering from chronic pain, said ... a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) enjoining Express Scripts from ... companies. --> --> ... of its legal options. --> ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , November 25, 2015 ... KTOV ) (TASE: KTOV), a biopharmaceutical company focused on ... of various clinical conditions, today announced the closing of ... Depository Shares ( ADSs ), each representing 20 ordinary ... to 3,158,900 ADSs. The ADSs and warrants were issued ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: