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The Synaptic Organization of the Brain

The Synaptic Organization of the Brain

  • Author: Gordon M. Shepherd
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019515956X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 719
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This is a thorough revision of the standard text on local circuits in the different regions of the brain. In this fifth edition, the results of the mouse and human genome projects are incorporated for the first time. Also for the first time, the reader is oriented to supporting neuroscience databases. Among the new advances covered are 2-photon confocal laser microscopy of dendrites and dendritic spines, biochemical analyses, and dual patch and multielectrode recordings, applied together with an increasing range of behavioral and gene-targeting methods.

Concepts and Challenges in Retinal Biology

Concepts and Challenges in Retinal Biology

  • Author: John E. Dowling
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780444514844
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 772
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In August 2000 a Festschrift was held at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts to celebrate the career of Professor John E. Dowling on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Containing contributions from more than 50 of John's colleagues, representing a Who's Who of the vision research community, this work not only provides a memento of the occasion, but will hopefully serve as a basic reference for future researchers in retinal biology. The volume is divided somewhat arbitrarily into seven areas of retinal research containing chapters that present in some cases a broad overview of a particular topic, and in others an account of current research and studies in progress. These chapters exemplify the richness, diversity, and excitement of contemporary retinal research. They also remind us of how much more needs to be done before we understand fully the interrelationship between retinal neurons, the complex interactions between neurons and glial cells, and the mechanisms that govern retinal development. A final chapter contributed by John Dowling provides an overview of past accomplishments, and offers some future perspectives on retinal research in the 21st century.

Behavioral Genetics of the Fly (Drosophila Melanogaster)

Behavioral Genetics of the Fly (Drosophila Melanogaster)

  • Author: Josh Dubnau
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107009030
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 291
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A comprehensive portrayal of the behaviour genetics of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) and the methods used in these studies.

The Private Life of the Brain

The Private Life of the Brain

  • Author: Susan Greenfield
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141937874
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 272
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What is happening in the brain when we drink too much alcohol, get high on ecstasy or experience road rage? Emotion, says internationally acclaimed neuroscientist Susan Greenfield, is the building block of consciousness. As our minds develop we create a personalized inner world based on our experiences. But during periods of intense emotion, such as anger, fear or euphoria, we can literally lose our mind, returning to the mental state we experienced as infants. Challenging many preconceived notions, Susan Greenfield's groundbreaking book seeks to answer one of science's most enduring mysteries: how our unique sense of self is created.

The Retina

The Retina

An Approachable Part of the Brain

  • Author: John E. Dowling
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674766808
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 282
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The Molecular Foundations of Psychiatry

The Molecular Foundations of Psychiatry

  • Author: Steven E. Hyman,Eric Jonathan Nestler
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
  • ISBN: 9780880483537
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 239
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This text offers a comprehensive introduction to molecular biology, genetics, and neurobiology relevant to psychiatry. Generously illustrated chapters are organized to be read at both an introductory and a more advanced level. Both beginners and advanced professionals will benefit from this text's discussion of how psychotropic drugs work and how gene-environment interactions may contribute to the pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders. The authors demonstrate how molecular investigations in psychiatry will revolutionize the field by leading to improved diagnostic testing, to new and more effective treatments, and ultimately to the development of preventive measures for mental illness.

Surgery of the Diencephalon

Surgery of the Diencephalon

  • Author: Robert Holtzman
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1468455869
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 302
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The problems of surgical intervention in and about the diencephalic region have stimu lated the interest of neurosurgeons throughout the world. It was therefore not totally surprising when Professor A. N. Konovalov proposed this topic for discussion at the Fifth Annual Stonwin Medical Conference. Bringing the leading figures in this area to New York for a roundtable conference was an exciting challenge. Professor Russel H. Patterson, Jr., generously consented to be our guest of honor. The conference was held at the Winston Estate on July 13-14, 1987, and met our every expectation for a vigorous exchange of individual experiences and more importantly for a dialogue directed toward present and future expectations in the surgery of this region. In addition, the discussions at that small dinner at the Harvard Club of New York led to the creation of an exchange program for neurosurgical residents, fellows, and faculty members of the N. N. Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute, Academy of Medical Science, and the Department of Neurosurgery of the New York Neurological Institute, which was planned for the spring and summer of 1988. The Stonwin Conference and the exchange agreement and program fostered by the Harry Winston Medical Foundation, Inc., represent the fulfillment of goals con ceived by Harry Winston and promulgated by his sons Ronald and Bruce. Henry B. Roberts, Jr.

Drugs and the Developing Brain

Drugs and the Developing Brain

  • Author: Antonia Vernadakis
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1468430637
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 538
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The thalidomide tragedy which occurred slightly more than a decade ago made public officials and the general public acutely aware of the teratogenic potential of drugs. Although specialists in pharmacology and developmental biology had been studying this problem many years before, this catastrophic episode triggered the passage of legislation which required that information about the teratogenicity of drugs be produced before the drugs could be available to the general public. Gross deformities in man produced by drugs are frequently difficult to reproduce in experimental animals and the changes which are produced in other animals are frequently not translatable to humans. The problem of evaluating the potential that drugs have to produce gross malformations is small, however, compared to the evaluation of subtle but permanent behavioral effects which drugs may exert upon the developing organism. Nevertheless, many experimental studies in recent years indicate that subtle biochemical changes produced by drugs on brain tissue during critical periods of fetal or early post natal maturation may become manifest subsequently as behavioral deviations in early childhood or adolescence. Hyperkinetic disorders, epilepsies and other developmental disabilities may have a subtle biochemical imbalance, perhaps drug induced, as an underlying factor. This symposium was organized with the intent of bringing to gether prominent investigators who are working in different aspects of brain development and who are interested in the effects of drugs on the developing brain in order to discuss their findings, pro pose new theories, and open new avenues for future research.

Structural and Functional Organization of the Synapse

Structural and Functional Organization of the Synapse

  • Author: Johannes W. Hell,Michael D. Ehlers
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387772324
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 801
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This new Springer volume, which comes complete with a free DVD, is a comprehensive and detailed overview of the synapse with emphasis on the glutamatergic synapse. Most chapters relate the synapse’s functional aspects to its molecular mechanisms. This approach shows which mechanisms are characterized on both the functional and structural level and can thus be considered firmly established. It’s an important text for neuroscientists and disease-oriented clinicians in neurology.

Organization of the Spinal Cord

Organization of the Spinal Cord

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780080861357
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 284
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This volume includes contributions from almost all of the leading neuroanatomists who have in recent years devoted their attention to the spinal cord.