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2014-04-11 15:10:33

Fresh insights into the processes that control brain cell production could pave the way for treatments for brain cancer and other brain-related disorders. Scientists have gained new understanding of the role played by a key molecule that controls how and when nerve and brain cells are formed – a process that allows the brain to develop and keeps it healthy. Their findings could help explain what happens when cell production goes out of control, which is a fundamental characteristic of...

2014-03-28 09:19:23

In recent years, behavioral neuroscientists have debated the meaning and significance of a plethora of independently conducted experiments seeking to establish the impact of chronic, early-life stress upon behavior – both at the time that stress is experienced, and upon the same individuals later in life, during adulthood. These experiments, typically conducted in rodents, have on the one hand clearly indicated a link between certain kinds of early stress and dysfunction in the...

Researchers Create New Neurons In Brains And Spinal Cords Of Living Adult Mammals
2014-02-27 12:50:49

UT Southwestern Medical Center UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers created new nerve cells in the brains and spinal cords of living mammals without the need for stem cell transplants to replenish lost cells. Although the research indicates it may someday be possible to regenerate neurons from the body's own cells to repair traumatic brain injury or spinal cord damage or to treat conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, the researchers stressed that it is too soon to know whether...

2014-02-13 08:31:14

TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted neuroscientist Dr. Rodolfo Llinas and colleagues have published an article reporting that Revalesio's RNS60 improves synaptic transmission. Synapses connect nerve cells and allow communication through the release of neurotransmitters, which are essential for normal function of the nervous system and overall brain activity. In their work, Dr. Llinas and his coworkers used the squid giant synapse, a well-established model for...

2014-02-07 13:22:53

Team sees change in set point in neuromuscular synapses Scientists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have found a clue as to why muscles weaken with age. In a study published today in The Journal of Neuroscience, they report the first evidence that “set points” in the nervous system are not inalterably determined during development but instead can be reset with age. They observed a change in set point that resulted in...

2014-02-07 13:03:28

Science paper by IST Austria scientists reports first evidence for “microdomain” coupling at a mature central synapse and explores the implications for synaptic plasticity In research published in this week’s online edition of Science (DOI: 10.1126/science.1244811), postdoc Nicholas Vyleta and Professor Peter Jonas of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) uncover the existence of loose coupling between calcium channels and release sensors of exocytosis at a...

2014-02-06 23:23:03

Peripheral nerve repair clinical data shared by study investigators at major hand and nerve surgery meetings Alachua, FL (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), the only company completely focused on peripheral nerve repair, today announced that new data from the CHANGE Study and the Ranger® Study was presented by study investigators at the recent combined annual meetings of the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS), American Society for Peripheral Nerve (ASPN)...

2014-01-24 23:05:08

Company to participate in International Symposium on Peripheral Nerve Repair Alachua, FL (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), the only medical products company completely focused on peripheral nerve repair, today announced the acceptance of a scientific presentation on nerve repair at the International Symposium on Peripheral Nerve Regeneration (ISPNR) 2014 Meeting. The symposium, being held in Torino, Italy, acts as a platform for presenting and discussing new...

2014-01-10 23:03:41

The global nerve repair and regeneration market is segmented into peripheral nerve repair and neuromodulation segments. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/nerve-repair-regeneration-market-883.html (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 The “Nerve Repair & Regeneration Market by Xenografts (Conduits, Protectors), Neuromodulation [Internal (Spinal Cord, Deep Brain)], External (Transcranial Magnetic)], Surgery [Direct Nerve Repair, Grafting, Stem Cell] - Global Trend & Forecast to...

2014-01-09 23:22:34

AxoGen Symposium to feature panel of renowned leaders in nerve repair Alachua, FL (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), the only regenerative medicine company completely focused on peripheral nerve repair, today announced that it will sponsor a lunch symposium and panel discussion at the combined annual meetings of the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS), American Society for Peripheral Nerve (ASPN) and American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)...


Latest Neurobiology Reference Libraries

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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