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Skin Cells Reprogrammed Into Brain Cells

Skin Cells Reprogrammed Into Brain Cells

Provided by Julia Evangelou Strait, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Scientists have described a way to convert human skin cells directly into a specific type of brain cell affected by Huntington’s disease, an ultimately...

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2014-10-23 08:36:46

GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the first data in a study transplanting its neural stem cells in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease was presented at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, yesterday, in Boston, MA. In a late-breaking science oral presentation titled, "Peri-hippocampal stem cell transplantation rescues cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease," Osama N. Kashlan, MD, of the departments of...

2014-10-15 23:05:11

The artist and developer communities were in attendance during the three-day event where the Perception Neuron team offered demos of their game-changing motion capture and virtual reality immersion system. Culver City (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 The team behind Perception Neuron, the world’s smallest, most adaptive, versatile and affordable motion capture system were at the IndieCade Festival 2014 from October 9th-12th in Culver City, California where they engaged with game developers from...

mice love hormone
2014-10-12 07:11:48

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The discovery of a small group of neurons that respond to oxytocin in mice has shed new light on how the so-called “love hormone” actually causes females to become sexually interested in a potential mate, claims a new study appearing in the October 9 edition of Cell. The discovery was made by researchers from Rockefeller University, who had initially set out to locate a new type of interneuron, a neuron that relays messages to...

2014-10-10 23:06:35

The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany is excited to announce that Studio co-founder Julie Rotblatt-Amrany will have a mixed media sculpture titled Neuron Interface featured in the 16th international Art & Science juried exhibition, organized by Art & Science Collaborations. The exhibition will be held at the New York Hall of Science from October 11, 2014 - March 29, 2015. Highwood, IL (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany is excited to announce that...

muscles
2014-10-10 02:00:01

Provided by Michael Dimitriou, Umea University Stretch sensors in our muscles participate in reflexes that serve the subconscious control of posture and movement. According to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, these sensors respond weakly to muscle stretch caused by one's voluntary action, and most strongly to stretch that is imposed by external forces. The ability to reflect causality in this manner can facilitate appropriate reflex control and accurate...

2014-10-07 08:37:20

Ministry's 2020 Vision Seeks to Extend Worldwide Reach COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. and IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Compassion International today announced the selection of Neuron ESB application and web services integration software to provide real-time integration that will improve the organization's day-to-day operations throughout the redesign of the ministry's global technology architecture. Compassion, the leading authority in holistic child development through...

2014-10-06 12:29:30

Grant to establish interdisciplinary consortium recognizes power of synapse diversity studies to change the landscape of biomedical research SEATTLE, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science, in a project led by Stephen Smith, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, has been awarded an $8.7 million, five-year Transformative Research Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead the creation of a publicly accessible model of synapse populations in mouse and...

morph
2014-09-29 03:00:01

Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, University of Leicester Study reveals individual neurons in the human brain are triggered by the subject's conscious perception, rather than by the visual stimulus An international team of scientists, involving Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, director of the Centre for Systems Neuroscience and Head of Bioengineering at the University of Leicester, has shown how individual neurons in the human brain react to ambiguous morphed faces. For this, the researchers...

Common Curry Ingredient Could Help The Brain Battle The Affects Of Alzheimer’s
2014-09-27 08:20:21

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Eating spicy Indian food could help boost the brain’s ability to heal itself, according to new research published in Friday’s edition of the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy. According to Damian Gayle of The Daily Mail, aromatic turmerone, a compound found in the popular curry spice turmeric, could encourage the growth of nerve cells believed to help repair the brains of those suffering from neurodegenerative conditions...

2014-09-25 20:22:24

Perception of a face's identity predicts whether a specific neuron will fire when presented with an image of blended faces SEATTLE, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurons programmed to fire at specific faces--such as the famously reported "Jennifer Aniston neuron"--may be more in line with the conscious recognition of faces than the actual images seen. Subjects presented with a blended face, such as an amalgamation of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, had significantly more firing of...


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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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