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A gene's first 'kiss' sets off that affair known as puberty

...Sergio R. Ojeda, D.V.M., both from the division of neuroscience at the Oregon National Primate Research Center; and Stephanie B. Seminara, M.D., and William F. Crowley, Jr., M.D., of the reproductive endocrine unit at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Crowley was a senior author of a 2003 New England ...

Wiley announces publication of Databasing the Brain

... The emerging field of neuroinformatics integrates neuroscience with informatics to create unique databases and analytical tools for the large variety of neuroscience data types, applying them to brain research and linking them with databases within neuroscience and ...

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish at UH hold keys to biological clocks

...iversity. He received his doctorate in biology and neuroscience from the University of Oregon in Eugene, where he studied the mechanisms of circadian responses to light. He graduated with his bachelor of science from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis/St. Paul. His re...

Some Brain Cells 'Change Channels' To Fine-tune The Message

...nto it," says Richard Huganir, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator in Johns Hopkins' Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. So far, no one has really looked for the channel changing in other cells in the brain, he says, in part because the swapped channels are mo...

Remote control flies? Fly behavior controlled by laser light

...ques "would represent a significant step in moving neuroscience from passive observation…to active and predictive manipulation of behavior," the Cell authors write. Miesenböck also says "one could use this method to restore neural signals that have been lost" due to injury or disease, such as in spinal cord trau...

Alcohol consumption disrupts breastfeeding hormones

...aborate in the areas of: sensation and perception, neuroscience and molecular biology, environmental and occupational health, nutrition and appetite, health and well being, and chemical ecology and communication. For more information about Monell, please visit www.monell.org or email media@monell.org. CITATION: ...

Some Brain Cells Change Channels

...nto it," says Richard Huganir, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator in Johns Hopkins' Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. So far, no one has really looked for the channel changing in other cells in the brain, he says, in part because the swapped channels are mo...

Mice brains shrink during winter, impairing some learning and memory

...uthor of the study and professor of psychology and neuroscience at Ohio State University . The changes in the bra...d the study with Leah Pyter, a graduate student in neuroscience at Ohio State , and Brenda Reader, an undergraduate psychology major at Ohio State . The findings we...

Mapping neuron connections in the brain

...arbors. Such drawings are already available in the neuroscience literature for many types of neurons. With this method, neuron connection maps could be used to create computer simulations of neural circuits involving tens of thousands of neurons with biologically realistic connections--and provide a practical way...

Researchers develop promising new gene network analysis method

... ways," said Leon Cooper, professor of physics and neuroscience and director of the Institute for Brain and Neural Systems at Brown. "What we need is a map, or network, of these links. What we've identified in this project is a more effective method for making this map." The research team ?which included scienti...

Bees, Brains and Addiction

...rs and other non-scientists in San Diego through a neuroscience educational outreach program called "Grey Matters,...r students, teachers and anyone else interested in neuroscience topics. Among the participants at last week's lecture were 20 students from San Diego's High Tech Hi...

Purdue scientists may have found key to halting spinal cord damage

...tacks," said Shi, who is an associate professor of neuroscience and biomedical engineering in Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine and Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. "Our latest research indicates that acrolein may be the primary culprit that enables this vicious cycle. Because acrolein has already be...

TGen awarded $7.1 million to accelerate brain disease research

...itutes. The application of genomic technologies in neuroscience is an important step in the development of future therapies for diseases and disorders of the nervous system," said Dr. Thomas Miller, Program Director of Extramural Research Programs at the NINDS. The consortium worked with 5 AM solutions, a softwa...

Bitter or sweet? The same taste bud can tell the difference

...'s lead author and a professor of oral biology and neuroscience at Ohio State University . The current study buil...istry at Ohio State; Yu Cao, a graduate student in neuroscience also at Ohio State; and Tiansheng Shen and Namik Kaya, both with the University of Maryland. ...

Hopkins scientists uncover 'tags' that force proteins to cell surface

...udy's senior author, Min Li, Ph.D., a professor of neuroscience at the High Throughput Biology Center of the Johns Hopkins' Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. "But if you can't get the protein to the cell surface, you can't use this screening technique. If we can force proteins to the cell surface, we can ...

UQ researcher tracking key to healing the brain

... of experts who specialise in different aspects of neuroscience research. "It is great to have so many people working on different aspects of the same problem, creating a unique synergy that is already producing results," he said. ...

Fish and chips: A fast track to understanding blood development

...rch could be applied to other disciplines, such as neuroscience and diabetes research. Citation: Eckfeldt CE, Mendenhall EM, Flynn CM, Wang TF, Pickart MA, et al. (2005) Functional analysis of human hematopoietic stem cell gene expression using zebrafish. PLoS Biol 3(8): e254. ...

Cyberkinetics, Case to develop system to help restore extremity function

...n years of technology development and cutting-edge neuroscience research at leading academic institutions such as Brown University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Emory University, and the University of Utah. Cyberkinetics has received FDA clearance to market the NeuroPort TM System, a neural monit...

MIT researcher finds neuron growth in adult brain

...ental period of dramatic structural change? The neuroscience community has long thought that whatever limited plasticity existed in the adult brain did not involve any structural remodeling, mostly because no such remodeling was ever detected in excitatory cells. Yet evidence points to the fact that adult brai...

What can change in the brain? Electrical synapses, research shows

...sticity," said Barry Connors, a Brown professor of neuroscience and co-author of the paper. "But plasticity governs many critical brain functions. Since electrical synapses help synchronize the activity of brain cells, these junctions probably help regulate specific brain rhythms that occur while you are awake o...

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