Semantic Search through the Neuroscience Information Framework

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This video tutorial explores advanced search through the Neuroscience Information Framework, a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources (i.e. data, materials, and tools). In the tutorial, semantic search is explored and how one can use the NIF ontologies to refine, expand, and customize the search/discovery process.

Autoimmune Dementia:Clinical Course and Predictors of Immunotherapy Response.

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Autoimmune dementia and encephalopathy represents an exciting and rapidly evolving field of “treatable” and “potentially reversible” neurological disorders. Dr Sean Pittock, MD, a consultant in the Division of MS and Autoimmune Neurology at the Mayo Clinic discusses the findings of a recent study investigating the clinical predictors of immunotherapy responsiveness in patients with presumed Autoimmune Dementia.

Stroke gene discovered

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A Dutch-German medical research team led by Harald Schmidt from Maastricht University, Netherlands, and Christoph Kleinschnitz, University of Würzburg, Germany, in cooperation with Helmholz Zentrum München, has discovered that an enzyme is responsible for the death of nerve cells after a stroke. The enzyme NOX4 produces hydrogen peroxide, a caustic molecule also used in bleaching agents. Inhibition of NOX4 in mice by an experimental new drug dramatically reduces brain damage and preserves...

The Evolution of the Human Forebrain: Inputs from Environmental Factors

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The Evolution of the Human Forebrain occurs through the processes of Inputs via Environmental Factors and Phylogenetic Age. Here, The cytoarchitectonic subdivisions of both the thalamus and the neocortex are topographically defined in terms of the variables of phylogenetic age and input specificity. The cortical and thalamic parcellations of Brodmann, von Economo and Hassler are each quantitatively correlated to a specific Cartesian coordinate value designating discrete levels for both age...

Genetic Contribution To Variation In Cognitive Function In Twins

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Genetic Contribution To Variation In Cognitive Function In Twins As Assessed With Functional MR Imaging.
This video shows that the brain activity patterns of MZ twins are more similar then brain activity patterns of siblings.

Mito-Kids: Documenting Life

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Mito-Kids is the story of four teenage sisters who have grown up with disabilities that stem from mitochondrial disease, a chronic, genetic disorder that occurs when the mitochondria of the cell fail to function properly. This is an intimate and personal story that aims to increase the understanding of mitochondrial disease and its connection to epilepsy, diabetes, ALS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Heart Disease and many other neurological disorders. Marc Dole is the father of these four young...