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2014-07-09 00:20:20

Funding announced today from the Defense agency will go to research teams at the University of Pennsylvania and UCLA to support the development of the Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) applauded today's announcement by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that they have launched their Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program. The program will be led by teams at the University of...

2014-07-08 08:30:45

Highlights include additional analyses from Phase 3 and ongoing open-label studies, discovery research on the potential use of combination therapy and data on the impact of beta-amyloid imaging on diagnosis and management INDIANAPOLIS, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that 23 presentations will be given at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 (AAIC 2014) in Copenhagen, Denmark from July 12 - 17, 2014. Of particular interest...

2014-07-08 08:25:02

Outperforms existing apps in user engagement, effectiveness and price COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain+, a new brain-training regimen that outpaces existing apps in engagement, effectiveness and economy for users, is being launched today in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Free to download, Brain+ is available now to iPhone and iPad users through the Apple AppStore. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140618/119199 Brain+ contains a...

human brain project
2014-07-08 07:22:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It has been called the most ambitious neuroscience project ever attempted, but a proposed 10-year, $1.6 billion initiative designed to develop technology capable of simulating a person’s brain is now facing a possible boycott from scientists over concerns the project is too expensive and has too narrow a focus. When it was originally announced in October 2013, the Human Brain Project was described as an attempt to create a new...

2014-07-08 04:21:32

ST. LOUIS, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Navy and NASA researchers have each examined the impact of sleep in individuals living and working underwater but researchers with Clayton Sleep Institute (CSI) in St. Louis are hoping to gain new insight with a study in cooperation with Fabien Cousteau's Mission 31. The study teams the sleep researchers with aquanauts to examine how factors such as low light exposure, ambient pressure, air gas mixtures, stress and isolation may...

2014-07-07 10:16:35

Institute for Basic Science Successfully inducing cell differentiation by light through the use of light-inducible receptor tyrosine kinases Institute for Basic Science (IBS), the main organization of the International Science and Business Belt project in South Korea, has announced that a group of researchers, led by professor Won Do Heo, have developed a new technology in the field of optogenetics that can remotely control specific receptors by light. They have named this new...

2014-07-05 23:01:15

North American Neurostimulation/Neuromodulation market report estimates the market for different neuromodulation techniques as well as geographic analysis. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-neurostimulation-neuromodulation-9466950772.html (PRWEB) July 05, 2014 The global neuromodulation market is estimated to be $4503.9 million in 2013, and is expected to reach $7810.4 million by 2018 at a CAGR of 11.6%. Amongst one of the advanced technologies, neuromodulation treats...

2014-07-04 23:03:58

The 'Make Their Mark' MSA Awareness Tour salutes Mark Versel, who died from Multiple System Atrophy, a rare and terminal neurodegenerative disease. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 Two cyclists begin their ride of more than 850 miles today, the 4th of July, to raise awareness of multiple system atrophy (MSA), a rare and terminal neurological disease that took the life of a loved one. Neil Versel and Malcolm Versel will bike from Neil's home in Chicago to Washington, D.C., in...

Genetically Driven Gut Feelings Help Female Fruit Flies During Courtship And Mating
2014-07-03 03:15:27

Cell Press What are the complex processes in the brain involved with choosing a mate, and are these processes different in females versus males? It's difficult to study such questions in people, but researchers are finding clues in fruit flies that might be relevant to humans and other animals. Three different studies on the topic are being published in the Cell Press journals Neuron (1) (2) and Current Biology. Work over the past 100 years has largely focused on the overt courtship...

2014-07-01 11:36:25

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings, relevant in the context of Singapore's rapidly ageing society, pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including dementia. Past research has examined the impact of sleep duration on cognitive functions in older adults. Though faster...


Latest neuroscience Reference Libraries

Ethology
2013-09-30 13:43:45

Ethology, a sub-topic of zoology, is the study of animal behavior that focuses on behavior in natural settings, as opposed to behaviourism, which focuses on the behavior of animals in laboratory settings. The term “ethology” is based off the Greek word ethos, which means character. It was first made popular in 1902 by William Morton Wheeler, an American myrmecologist, but the term was actually suggested by John Stuart Mill in 1843 for use in associationistic psychology. Ethology can also...

Electrooculography
2012-12-31 11:47:45

Electrooculography, sometimes shortened to EOG, is the tracing of electricity used for operation of the retina in different phases, specifically the resting potential. The results are recorded on an electrooculogram. These are interpreted for opthalmological diagnosis and in recording eye movements. Eye movement measurements: Usually, pairs of electrodes are placed either above and below the eye or to the left and right of the eye. If the eye is moved from the center position towards one...

Genes, Brain and Behavior
2012-04-29 19:42:56

Genes, Brain and Behavior (G2B) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 2002. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society. It was published on a quarterly basis during its first year in publication. In 2003, the journal switched to bimonthly publications, and then in 2006 it switched to an 8-issue-per-year schedule. Content from G2B is available online from the Wiley Online Library or, from EBSCOhost after 12 months....

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