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Activity In Dendrites Is Critical In Memory Formation

Activity In Dendrites Is Critical In Memory Formation

Provided by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University Why do we remember some things and not others? In a unique imaging study, two Northwestern University researchers have discovered how neurons in the brain might allow some experiences to be...

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2014-10-30 08:36:07

HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is a site for the first worldwide clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of Epidiolex® in children and adolescents with Dravet syndrome, a catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy that begins in early infancy. The trial will have two parts, with the first part determining ideal dosage for the drug, and the second part evaluating the drug's safety and efficacy. Beginning this month, the trial will enroll 30...

2014-10-28 12:30:47

Agencies Award Four Grants to Advance Study of Frontotemporal Degeneration RADNOR, Pa., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers studying frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) disease, a leading cause of early onset dementia, will receive more than $30 million over the next five years in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The funding will be used to further scientific collaboration and investigate new treatments in the quest to find a cure for FTD....

2014-10-28 12:30:14

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, an award-winning research and education thought leader, announces the introduction of Boost Your Brain & Memory, a multi-faceted brain health program that goes beyond simple brain games. The evidence-based program focuses on a variety of lifestyle factors that impact brain health, and on memory strategies that participants can implement in their daily lives. Boost Your Brain & Memory...

2014-10-24 08:26:43

Findings Have Important Implications in the Treatment of Central Nervous System Diseases and Injury ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: RGRX) ("the Company" or "RegeneRx") today reported on data presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Thymosins in Health and Disease in Rome, Italy. "When thymosin beta 4 (TB4) linked with rhodamine (a fluorescent tracer dye) was injected into the peritoneal cavity in a rodent model of...

brain activity
2014-10-22 03:00:00

Provided by The University of Texas at Austin A new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned before may boost later learning. Scientists have already established that resting the mind, as in daydreaming, helps strengthen memories of events and retention of information. In a new twist, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have shown that the...

2014-10-20 23:05:39

The CHANGE film sequel, produced by Ilchi Lee and ChangeYourEnergy.com, plumbs deeper into the soul with ideas about greatness, divinity and human purpose. (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Ilchi Lee's latest film, “CHANGE: The Brain and Divinity,” was met with warm applause at a Red Carpet Event at the Sedona Creative Life Center on Thursday, October 9, 2014, where nearly 200 people gathered. The film, which is a sequel to last year’s “CHANGE: The LifeParticle Effect,” explores the...

Brain networks
2014-10-20 05:23:27

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The discovery of hidden signs of consciousness in vegetative-state patients could help doctors determine if people are aware even if they appear to be unresponsive, according to research published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. According to BBC News health reporter Smitha Mundasad, doctors typically consider patients who have suffered severe brain trauma to be unaware of their surroundings, even if they appear to be awake....

2014-10-19 23:00:34

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Partial Seizure – Pipeline Review, H2 2014” to its store. The report provides an overview of the Tinnitus’s therapeutic pipeline. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Partial Seizure, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest...

fruit fly nose
2014-10-17 03:00:21

Provided by Jacqui Bealing, University of Sussex A fly’s sense of smell could be used in new technology to detect drugs and bombs, new University of Sussex research has found. Brain scientist Professor Thomas Nowotny was surprised to find that the ‘nose’ of fruit flies can identify odors from illicit drugs and explosive substances almost as accurately as wine odor, which the insects are naturally attracted to because it smells like their favorite food, fermenting fruit....

2014-10-14 20:23:21

Seattle and Spokane Host Conferences SEATTLE, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest announces two regional conferences in November celebrating National November Epilepsy Awareness Month. The conferences will be held in Seattle, WA and Spokane, WA, and are free and open to the public. The conference in Seattle will be on Saturday, November 8 at the Wright Auditorium at Seattle Children's Hospital from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Keynote speaker, Dr....


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Cerebellum
2013-07-29 09:48:00

The cerebellum is a section of the brain that is most in charge of cognitive functions and motor skills. Formation and Orientation The cerebellum can be found at the bottom of the brain behind the pons and below that cerebral cortex under a layer of dura mater. It is considered as a part of the "hindbrain". The cerebellum is anatomically divided into two separate hemispheres, marked by the 'vermis', a small midline zone between the left and right hemispheres. But three lobes can be...

Midbrain
2013-07-25 15:13:23

The midbrain, also known as the mesencephalon is the part of the brain most responsible for vision, motor control, arousal, temperature regulation, alertness and hearing. Formation and Orientation The midbrain is found under the cerebral cortex and above the hindbrain. The mesencephalon is not divided into any other portions of the brain unlike the other two vesicles that stem from the neural tube. There are four separate lobes on the side of the cerebral aqueduct within the...

Brain
2013-03-05 13:54:00

Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...

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