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YOUR DATA: Direct Real-time RT-PCR on Sympathetic Neuron Lysates Silencing of Focal Adhesion Kinases with Silencer Validated siRNAs

YOUR DATA: Direct Real-time RT-PCR on Sympathetic Neuron Lysates Silencing of Focal Adhesion Kinases with Silencer Validated siRNAs Direct Real-time RT-PCR on Sympathetic Neuron Lysates Quantitative RT-PCR is the most c...

YOUR DATA: Direct Real-time RT-PCR on Sympathetic Neuron Lysates Silencing of Focal Adhesion Kinases with Silencer Validated siRNAs

YOUR DATA: Direct Real-time RT-PCR on Sympathetic Neuron Lysates Silencing of Focal Adhesion Kinases with Silencer Validated siRNAs Direct Real-time RT-PCR on Sympathetic Neuron Lysates Quantitative RT-PCR is the most c...

Solace Pharmaceuticals Appoints Professor David Julius, Renowned Pain Physiologist, to Scientific Advisory Board

...nel, called TRPV1, on sensory nerve endings, and that TRPV1 functions as a molecular integrator of physical and chemical signals that regulate sensory neuron excitability under both normal and pathophysiological conditions. Following a similar paradigm, Professor Julius' research showed that a menthol recep...

Oprah, Luke Skywalker and Maradona -- new study investigates how our brains respond to them

...tions of the same individual using different sensory prompts. For example a neuron responded to three pictures of the TV host "Oprah Winfrey", to her name wri...unced name of "Luke Skywalker", from the classic movie "Star Wars". Another neuron fired strongly to the pictures and the written and spoken name of the ex-fo...

Medivation Completes Enrollment in Confirmatory, Pivotal Phase 3 'CONNECTION' Trial of Dimebon in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease

...d thus far, dimebon has been shown to inhibit brain cell death, potentially by stabilizing and improving mitochondrial function in a way that prevents neuron death and dysfunction. The dimebon mechanism is thought to be distinct from that of currently available Alzheimer's disease medications. In addit...

Brain research shows past experience is invaluable for complex decision making

...o that we can quickly categorise what we are seeing and make a decision or carry out appropriate actions. The research is published today (13 May) in neuron . Lead researcher, Dr Zoe Kourtzi from the University of Birmingham, said: "What we have found is that learning from past experience actually rewir...

'Adipose-derived' Stem Cells Could Help Traumatic Brain Injury Patients, Says Bio-Matrix Scientific Group's, Entest BioMedical Inc. Researcher

...the "therapeutic effect of fat stem cells on traumatic brain injury-associated brain ischemia and inflammation and replacement of damaged neurons with neuron cells differentiated from fat cells." Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. and Entest BioMedical Inc. recently submitted a research summary proposal to t...

PTC Therapeutics and Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation Announce $8.5 Million Small Molecule Development Collaboration

...h the potential to treat SMA by increasing production of the survival motor neuron (SMN) protein. The lack of the SMN protein causes SMA. Total funding for ... About Spinal Muscular Atrophy Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a motor neuron disease and the leading genetic cause of death among infants and toddlers. ...

Sandia researchers construct carbon nanotube device that can detect colors of the rainbow

... transistor made from a single-walled carbon nanotube. "In our eyes the neuron is in front of the retinal molecule, so the light has to transmit through the neuron to hit the molecule," says Sandia researcher Xinjian Zhou. "We placed the n...

Novel Once Daily Anti-Epileptic Zebinix(R) Approved in the European Union

...sness. Epilepsy is a disorder with many possible causes. Often the cause of epilepsy is unknown. However, anything that disturbs the normal pattern of neuron activity - from illness to brain damage to abnormal brain development, can lead to seizures. Epilepsy is characterised by abnormal firing of im...

Medivation Announces Upcoming Scientific Presentations at Medical Conferences

...d thus far, Dimebon has been shown to inhibit brain cell death, potentially by stabilizing and improving mitochondrial function in a way that prevents neuron death and dysfunction. The Dimebon mechanism is thought to be distinct from currently available AD medications. About Medivation Medivation...

NeuroSky to Launch Brainwave-Based Technology for Stereo Headsets for Personal Computers

...e-laden arm that is in contact with the user's forehead. The electrode reads the electrical potentials found on the skin's surface and induced by the neuron activity occurring in the frontal lobe of the user's brain. Various "mental states" of the users, for example their level of focus and relaxation, can...

Medivation Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

...cent AD/PD conference, that provide additional evidence that Dimebon potentially stabilizes and improves mitochondrial function in a way that prevents neuron death and dysfunction, a mechanism thought to be distinct from currently available Alzheimer's disease medications. At AD/PD, we presented ne...

Medivation Presents New Data on Dimebon's Novel Mechanism of Action

... which brain cells were exposed to different toxins, including beta amyloid, Dimebon was shown to stabilize mitochondrial function, a vital element of neuron function and survival," said Andrew Protter, Ph.D., vice president, preclinical development for Medivation. "These findings suggest that Dimebon may ...

Assay Designs(TM), Inc. and the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation Announce Collaboration To Accelerate the Discovery of New Therapeutics for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

...g results from the research sector out for general use in the community," states Loren Eng, president of the SMA Foundation. SMA is a genetic, motor neuron disease characterized by the wasting of skeletal muscles. Caused by progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the spinal cord, the disease leads to i...

Principle of Recursive Genome Function Supersedes Dogmas; By Andras Pellionisz, Online Ahead of Print; (Scientific Visionary Vindicated)

...f DNA to build hierarchies of more complex protein structures. Such recursive development is illustrated in the fractal growth of cerebellar Purkinje neuron . Starting from a primary information packet, a Y-shaped, fractal protein template is constructed by a "forward growth" process - i...

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy; University of California, Irvine Stem Cell Scientist; and California Stem Cell Announce Collaboration for Safety Studies for Stem Cell Therapy in Spinal Muscular Atrophy

...h FDA regulations, will assess the safety of motor neuron progenitors derived from human stem cells after tr...upply the large population of clinical-grade motor neuron progenitors required for these pivotal studies and...n progenitor replacement in animal models of motor neuron disease. This builds on the pioneering work publis...

ExonHit Gets Regulatory Approval to Initiate a Phase 2 Clinical Trial for EHT 0202 in Alzheimer's Disease

...ked to its GABA-A receptor modulating role, offer a promising approach to restoring the CNS processes that are altered in Alzheimer's disease, such as neuron degeneration and cognition. Indeed, this compound redirects the processing of APP (Amyloid Precursor Protein), which plays a pivotal role in the evolu...

Mouse Brain or Impressionist Painting?

...hat allows scientists to see more clearly how neurons connect with each other through the complex and intertwined pathways of the nervous system. Each neuron is colored by a distinct combination of red, yellow and cyan fluorescent proteins. Similar to how an RGB television set works, the technique allows th...

Scientists create colorful 'brainbow' images of the nervous system

...y used Brainbow to take a first peek at the nervous system of mice, and we've observed some very interesting, and previously unrecognized, patterns of neuron arrangement," says Sanes, professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Center for Brain Science at Harvard. "As far as understand...

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium includes Wisconsin Tech Companies

...ccess. A host of Wisconsin companies, including Virent, Eragen, Cellectar, Uclid Software, NeoClone, Precision Information, Precision Golf Systems, neuron Farm, TFX Biosciences, and Egg Splitters presented their businesses to venture capitalists and investors. Each speaker was given 12 minutes to make a ...

DHEA Boosts Growth Rate of Human Neural Stem Cells

.... "We saw such a pure effect of DHEA," Svendsen says. "It's the only steroid we tested that had such a direct effect on stem cell growth and new neuron formation," according to Suzuki. The new work is important because it provides a direct window to the controversial hormone's effects on critical h...

Human cloning plans get blessing from British government

...unity has a long, long way to go in terms of motor neuron disease, said Su-Chun Zhang, the UW-Madison resear...thority to generate stem-cell lines to study motor neuron disease (MND). The team plans to clone embryos to ...ere are scientific questions [as to] whether motor neuron disease is caused only by defects in motor...

Prairie Technologies works with UW engineer to visualize the brain

...could also lead to a better understanding of diseases like epilepsy and Alzheimer's. They are working together to develop a new tool for monitoring neuron activity. It is similar to the patch-clamp method in that it offers a very specialized look at the electrical activity of a cell. But in the patch-cla...

Medical College team seeks stem cell patent

...ccording to Sieber-Blum, subsets of the epidermal neural crest stem cells express markers for the nerve-supporting cells that are essential for proper neuron function. They also may be useful to treat Parkinson's disease , multiple sclerosis , Hirschsprung's disease , stroke , peripheral neuropathies, a...

Researcher wants to commercialize adult stem cell discovery

...fied as targets of embryonic stem cell research. Subsets of the cells express markers for the nerve-supporting cells that are essential for proper neuron function. They also may be useful to treat Parkinson's disease , multiple sclerosis , Hirschsprung's disease , stroke , peripheral neuropathies, a...

A new wide field-of-view confocal imaging system and its applications in drug discovery and pathology

...py for Biologists , Plenum, New York, 2004. 9. W. Denk and K. Svoboda, "Photon upmanship: why multiphoton imaging is more than a gimmick," neuron 18, pp. 351-357, 1997. 10. D. W. Piston, "Imaging living cells and tissues by two-photon excitation," Trends in Cell Biology 9, pp. 66- ...

Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) and Expression Profiling of Long-Range Projection Neurons

...overed from each of two interdigitating projection neuron types, and the results were verified by two other ...om 7-12 m, close to the diameter of HVC projection neuron cell bodies. Microdissection of 1500 neurons proje... 1. Samples from a single projection neuron type, from a single animal, were pooled by combini...

Detection and Identification of Phosphorylation Sites in Proteins Using LC/MS/MS with Neutral Fragment Loss Mapping

...or for their assembly. Abnormal phosphorylation of neurofilaments is associated with some neurodegenerative conditions such as motor neuron disease, Parkinsons disease, and dementia. (1) Determination of endogenous phosphorylation sites is therefore important for underst...

Effectene Transfection Reagent provides efficient gene delivery to primary neuronal cell cultures

...inin-coated glass coverslips (16 mm). Cultures were maintained in neurobasal B27 medium supplemented with 1% fetal calf serum. After neuron attachment, coverslips were transferred (cell-side down) to dishes containing a confluent layer of collicular glial cells and were c...

Gene-Specific Primers for NMDA Receptor Subunits

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Antibodies for Studying NMDA Receptor Protein Expression and Synapse-Specific Immunolabeling

...Science 256: 1217-1221. Laurie, D.J., and Seeburg, P.H. (1994) J. Neurosci. 14: 3180-3194. Monyer, H., et al. (1994) neuron 12: 529-540. Snell, L.D., et al. (1996) Molecular Brain Research 40: 71-78. Stone, L., et al. (1994) J. Neurosci. 14...
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