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Endothelial Cell Plasticity in the Normal and Injured Central Nervous System

Esperanza Meléndez Herrera, Bryan V. Phillips-Farfán, Gabriel Gutiérrez Ospina
January 28, 2015

This book highlights the importance of endothelial cells as key players in the functioning of the nervous system under both normal and pathological conditions. The book demonstrates that endothelial cells are an essential and dynamic cell population in the central nervous system, with multiple and...

Humanoid Robotics and Neuroscience: Science, Engineering and Society

Gordon Cheng
December 19, 2014

Humanoid robots are highly sophisticated machines equipped with human-like sensory and motor capabilities. Today we are on the verge of a new era of rapid transformations in both science and engineering—one that brings together technological advancements in a way that will accelerate both...

Melatonin: Therapeutic Value and Neuroprotection

Venkatramanujan Srinivasan, Gabriella Gobbi, Samuel D. Shillcutt, Sibel Suzen
October 15, 2014

There is growing interest in the field of melatonin research regarding its neurobiological mechanisms as well as its repercussions in clinical practice. Melatonin: Therapeutic Value and Neuroprotection explores melatonin’s neuroprotective effects and discusses the therapeutic potential of melatonin...

Psychodynamic Neurology: Dreams, Consciousness, and Virtual Reality

Allan Hobson
October 15, 2014

Psychodynamic Neurology: Dreams, Consciousness, and Virtual Realty presents a novel way of thinking about the value of dreaming, based in solid comprehension of scientific research on sleep and dreams, but with deep understanding of psychoanalytic and other interpretations of dreams. This book:...

Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense: Practical Considerations, Neuroethical Concerns

James Giordano
September 25, 2014

Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense: Practical Considerations, Neuroethical Concerns is the second volume in the Advances in Neurotechnology series. It specifically addresses the neuroethical, legal, and social issues arising from the use of neurotechnology in national security and...

Rational Basis for Clinical Translation in Stroke Therapy

Giuseppe Micieli, Diana Amantea
August 27, 2014

Stroke remains one of the major causes of death and long-term disability worldwide. Currently, the only approved therapy for the acute treatment of this disease is thrombolysis, a strategy that can only be applied to a small percentage of patients due to its narrow therapeutic window. Unfortunately...

The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 16

Lodewijk C. Palm
April 23, 2014

In volume XVI of The Collected Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 25 letters of Van Leeuwenhoek have been included, all of them written from July 1707 to June 1712. The letters were written to six distinct addressees. The larger part was addressed to the Royal Society in London in general (sixteen...

Methods in Brain Connectivity Inference through Multivariate Time Series Analysis

Koichi Sameshima, Luiz Antonio Baccala
March 21, 2014

Interest in brain connectivity inference has become ubiquitous and is now increasingly adopted in experimental investigations of clinical, behavioral, and experimental neurosciences. Methods in Brain Connectivity Inference through Multivariate Time Series Analysis gathers the contributions of...

Handbook of H+-ATPases

Suguru Nakamura
March 19, 2014

This handbook on vacuolar and plasma membrane H+-ATPases is the first to focus on an essential link between vacuolar H+-ATPase and the glycolysis metabolic pathway to understand the mechanism of diabetes and the metabolism of cancer cells. It presents recent findings on the structure and function...

Itch: Mechanisms and Treatment

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

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...

Carotenoids and Retinal Disease

John T. Landrum, John Nolan
October 18, 2013

The macular carotenoids play key roles in eye health and retinal disease. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of acquired blindness in much of the world, is associated with low levels of macular pigment. Macular pigment is also essential for enhancing visual performance by...