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Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management: Rodents

Cholawat Pacharinsak, Jennifer C. Smith
April 10, 2017

Rodents are the most commonly used species in biomedical research. Individuals conducting rodent research are often responsible to ensure that all areas of anesthesia and analgesia are performed humanely. Anesthetic agent selection, anesthetic monitoring, and postoperative pain assessment and...

Epilepsy: The Intersection of Neurosciences, Biology, Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics

Ivan Osorio, Hitten P. Zaveri, Mark G. Frei, Susan Arthurs
March 29, 2017

Epilepsy, one of the most prevalent neurological disorders, affects approximately 1% (greater than 60 million) of the world's population. In an estimated 20 million of these patients, seizures are not controlled even by multiple anti-seizure drugs, and are extremely difficult to predict. Epilepsy:...

Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation: From Impairment to Participation

Marcia Finlayson
March 29, 2017

"MS is always in the back of your mind. If there is something you want to do, you always wonder if the MS will allow you do to it."—Darlene, living with MS for 22 years Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) is challenging and multidimensional. MS pervades all aspects of life: one’s body becomes...

Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Barry R. Komisaruk, Gabriela González-Mariscal
February 16, 2017

Inspired by Carlos Beyer’s 50 years of pioneering research and influence on his students and colleagues, Behavioral Neuroendocrinology builds upon Beyer’s fundamental discoveries and concepts as well as their widespread implications. It presents original research and reviews on mechanisms — genomic...

Neural Cell Biology

Cheng Wang, William Slikker, Jr.
February 13, 2017

This book delineates how systems biology, pharmacogenomic, and behavioral approaches, as applied to neurodevelopmental toxicology, provide a structure to arrange information in a biological model. The text reviews and discusses approaches that can be used as effective tools to dissect mechanisms...

Deep Brain Stimulation: Indications and Applications

Kendall H. Lee, Penelope S. Duffy, Allan J. Bieber
December 05, 2016

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a widely used therapy for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. Its therapeutic success has led to the application of DBS for an increasing spectrum of conditions. However, the fundamental relationships between neural...

Handbook of Neuroimaging Data Analysis

Hernando Ombao, Martin Lindquist, Wesley Thompson, John Aston
November 14, 2016

This book explores various state-of-the-art aspects behind the statistical analysis of neuroimaging data. It examines the development of novel statistical approaches to model brain data. Designed for researchers in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, cognitive science, computer engineering...

Handbook of Ion Channels

Jie Zheng, Matthew C. Trudeau
October 19, 2016

The New Benchmark for Understanding the Latest Developments of Ion Channels Ion channels control the electrical properties of neurons and cardiac cells, mediate the detection and response to sensory stimuli, and regulate the response to physical stimuli. They can often interact with the cellular...

Nutrition and the Developing Brain

Victoria Hall Moran, Nicola M. Lowe
August 18, 2016

Nutrients play a significant role in brain development throughout fetal and postnatal life. This book reviews the evidence from animal and human research, highlighting the influence of specific nutrients on brain function and cognitive development. With a unique, integrative approach to the...

Statistical Techniques for Neuroscientists

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...

Spasticity Management: A Practical Multidisciplinary Guide, Second Edition

Valerie L. Stevenson, Louise Jarrett
April 19, 2016

Spasticity is a common symptom that arises in a wide range of neurological conditions. Unfortunately, a poor understanding and inadequate management of spasticity often results in it having a greater impact on patients than necessary. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Spasticity Management: A...

Circadian Physiology, Third Edition

Roberto Refinetti, PhD.
April 11, 2016

Circadian rhythms influence most of our life activities, notably getting up and going to sleep every day. This new edition of Circadian Physiology delves into the mechanisms surrounding how these rhythms work, the physiology and biology behind them, and the latest research on this cutting-edge...