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Astrocytes: Wiring the Brain

Astrocytes: Wiring the Brain

1st Edition

Eliana Scemes, David C. Spray
November 14, 2018

Astrocytes play diverse roles in central nervous system (CNS) function and dysfunction, and the connections that the astrocyte makes with other cells of the brain are essential for a variety of important neural tasks. Bringing together contributions from international experts at the top of their...

Neurobiology of Huntington’s Disease: Applications to Drug Discovery

Neurobiology of Huntington’s Disease: Applications to Drug Discovery

1st Edition

Donald C. Lo, Robert E. Hughes
November 15, 2017

In 1993, the genetic mutation responsible for Huntington’s disease (HD) was identified. Considered a milestone in human genomics, this discovery has led to nearly two decades of remarkable progress that has greatly increased our knowledge of HD, and documented an unexpectedly large and diverse...

Autism: The Movement Sensing Perspective

Autism: The Movement Sensing Perspective

1st Edition

Elizabeth B. Torres, Caroline Whyatt
October 03, 2017

Autism: The Movement Sensing Perspective is the result of a collaborative effort by parents, therapists, clinicians, and researchers from all disciplines in science including physics, engineering, and applied mathematics. This book poses questions regarding the current conceptualization and...

Advances in the Neuroscience of Addiction

Advances in the Neuroscience of Addiction

1st Edition

Cynthia M. Kuhn, George F. Koob
September 14, 2017

Understanding the phenomenon of long-lasting vulnerability to addiction is essential to developing successful treatments. Written by an international team of authorities in their respective fields, Advances in the Neuroscience of Addiction provides an excellent overview of the available...

Translational Pain Research: From Mouse to Man

Translational Pain Research: From Mouse to Man

1st Edition

Lawrence Kruger, Alan R Light
September 12, 2017

One of the Most Rapidly Advancing Fields in Modern Neuroscience The success of molecular biology and the new tools derived from molecular genetics have revolutionized pain research and its translation to therapeutic effectiveness. Bringing together recent advances in modern neuroscience regarding...

Neurobiology of TRP Channels

Neurobiology of TRP Channels

1st Edition

Tamara Luti Rosenbaum Emir
September 07, 2017

During the last two decades, there has been an explosion of research pertaining to the molecular mechanisms that allow for organisms to detect different stimuli that is an essential feature for their survival. Among these mechanisms, living beings need to be able to respond to different...

Statistical Techniques for Neuroscientists

Statistical Techniques for Neuroscientists

1st Edition

Young K. Truong, Mechelle M. Lewis
August 12, 2016

Statistical Techniques for Neuroscientists introduces new and useful methods for data analysis involving simultaneous recording of neuron or large cluster (brain region) neuron activity. The statistical estimation and tests of hypotheses are based on the likelihood principle derived from stationary...

Translational Research in Traumatic Brain Injury

Translational Research in Traumatic Brain Injury

1st Edition

Daniel Laskowitz, Gerald Grant
October 09, 2015

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a significant source of death and permanent disability, contributing to nearly one-third of all injury related deaths in the United States and exacting a profound personal and economic toll. Despite the increased resources that have recently been brought to bear...

Itch: Mechanisms and Treatment

Itch: Mechanisms and Treatment

1st Edition

E. Carstens, Tasuku Akiyama
February 25, 2014

Advances in itch research have elucidated differences between itch and pain but have also blurred the distinction between them. There is a long debate about how somatic sensations including touch, pain, itch, and temperature sensitivity are encoded by the nervous system. Research suggests that each...

Neurobiology of Chemical Communication

Neurobiology of Chemical Communication

1st Edition

Carla Mucignat-Caretta
February 14, 2014

Intraspecific communication involves the activation of chemoreceptors and subsequent activation of different central areas that coordinate the responses of the entire organism—ranging from behavioral modification to modulation of hormones release. Animals emit intraspecific chemical signals, often...

Alzheimer's Disease: Targets for New Clinical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies

Alzheimer's Disease: Targets for New Clinical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies

1st Edition

Renee D. Wegrzyn, Alan S. Rudolph
April 26, 2012

In recent years, a tremendous amount of effort has been focused on better understanding the fundamentals of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to facilitate early and accurate diagnosis and appropriately targeted therapeutic treatments. Alzheimer’s Disease: Targets for New Clinical, Diagnostic, and...

Neurobiology of Depression

Neurobiology of Depression

1st Edition

Francisco Lopez-Munoz, Cecilio Alamo
September 09, 2011

Major depressive disorders have recently been associated with impairments in signaling pathways that regulate neuroplasticity and cell survival. Agents designed to directly target molecules in these pathways hold promise as new therapeutics for depression. With the collaboration of the most...

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