Neurobiology

Articles on Neurobiology, a branch of biology that studies the development, anatomy and function of the nervous system, with emphasis on how cells generate and control behavior

Neurobiology Articles

Growing Evidence Suggests Progesterone Should Be Considered a Treatment Option for Traumatic Brain Injuries

29 Dec 2009

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Researchers recommend that progesterone, a naturally occurring hormone found in both males and females that can protect damaged cells in the central and peripheral nervous systems, be considered a viable treatment option for traumatic brain injuries

New clues emerge for understanding morphine addiction

15 Dec 2009

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Scientists are adding additional brush strokes to the revolutionary new image now emerging for star-shaped cells called astrocytes in the brain and spinal cord.

How the Neuron Sprouts Its Branches

1 Sep 2009

Rating: 3.67

Neurobiologists have gained new insights into how neurons control growth of the intricate tracery of branches called dendrites that enable them to connect with their neighbors.

Getting wired: how the brain does it

1 Sep 2009

Rating: 4.50

In a new study, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University have found an important mechanism involved in setting up the vast communications network of connections in the brain.

Special protein helps maintain an efficient brain

1 Sep 2009

Rating: 1.00

The instruction manual for maintaining an efficient brain may soon include a section on synaptotagmin-IV (Syt-IV), a protein known to influence learning and memory

Brain network linked to contemplation in adults is less complex in children

1 Sep 2009

Rating: 3.25

A brain network linked to introspective tasks -- such as forming the self-image or understanding the motivations of others -- is less intricate and well-connected in children

One step closer to an artificial nerve cell

1 Sep 2009

Rating: 4.00

Scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet and Linköping University are well on the way to creating the first artificial nerve cell that can communicate specifically with nerve cells in the body using neurotransmitters

Researchers Studying Hearing Loss in Adult Animals Find that Auditory Regions of the Brain Convert to the Sense of Touch

1 Sep 2009

Rating: 5.00

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered that adult animals with hearing loss actually re-route the sense of touch into the hearing parts of the brain.

Omega-3s boost grey matter, findings may explain why omega-3s seem to improve mood

1 Sep 2009

Rating: 4.33

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fatty fish like salmon, are associated with increased grey matter volume in areas of the brain commonly linked to mood and behavior according to a University of Pittsburgh study.

Easily grossed out? You’re more likely a conservative, says Cornell psychologist

15 Jun 2009

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Are you someone who squirms when confronted with slime, shudders at stickiness or gets grossed out by gore? Do crawly insects make you cringe or dead bodies make you blanch?

Columbia Researchers Identify Early Brain Marker for Familial Form of Depression

29 Mar 2009

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Largest-Ever Imaging Study of Depression Implicates Structural Changes in Brain’s Cortex

Bondok's Classification of the Thalamic Nuclei

15 Sep 2008

Rating: 4.95

Anatomists usually classify the thalamic nuclei according to their relation to the internal medullary lamina into 5 groups

Effects of relativistic motions in the brain and their physiological relevance

7 Sep 2008

Rating: 2.67

This article examines neurobiological and clinical observations that may be considered direct – rather than biologically mediated – consequences coming from the physical instant’s ability to compound changes that generate the flow of time.

On Minds’ Localization

9 Jun 2008

Rating: 4.64

Clues from a range of academic topics suggest that observers are put in operative connection or disconnection with the sur-rounding occurrences by the physiologically modulated motion of unidentified microphysical particles

Case biologists show that what a neuron can do is a function of mechanical context

2 Mar 2008

Rating: 5.00

The brain as command center for bodily movement was too simple an idea

Brain needs perfection in synapse number

2 Mar 2008

Rating: 5.00

Like Goldilocks, the brain seeks proportions that are just right.

Research clarifies how brain replenishes memory-making molecules

2 Mar 2008

Rating: 4.00

New research on living neurons has clarified how the brain refreshes the supply of molecules it needs to make new memories.

Experience affects new neuron survival in adult brain; study sheds light on learning, memory

2 Mar 2008

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Experience in the early development of new neurons in specific brain regions affects their survival and activity in the adult brain, new research shows.

UCLA imaging study of children with autism finds broken mirror neuron system

2 Mar 2008

Rating: 5.00

An imaging research shows children with autism have virtually no activity in a key part of the brain's mirror neuron system while imitating and observing emotions.

Mechanism of nicotine's learning effects explored

2 Mar 2008

Rating: 3.00

While nicotine is highly addictive, researchers have also shown the drug to enhance learning and memory