Tip of the Week: Allen Institute's Brain Explorer

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For more information about this resource see our blog post at URL http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=8376. We show an overview of how researchers can use the Allen Institute's Brain Explorer to compare detailed gene expression data in two human brains, side-by-side.

Transforming Marxism with Marxism

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The Application of The Marxist Dialectical Method to The Marxist Dialectical Method - Transforming Marxism with Marxism.

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Antilectics - Transforming Marxism with Marxism.

Synaptic Land - The Movie

submitted by: KidsJudgePartnership
The story of how two behavioral neuroscience graduate students from Oregon Health & Science University conceived and constructed the very first "Synaptic Land", a game that helps kids learn about processes involved in neurotransmission. Since its debut at the Oregon Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair held at OMSI in 2002, undergraduate and graduate students at many other universities have created their own versions of the Synaptic Land game (e.g., PENN, University of Scranton, California...

Would You Like to Be a Mentor?

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Introduction to mentoring opportunities for biomedical science students at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles CA. Discusses the Kids Judge! Los Angeles Biomedical Science Fair as well as classroom teaching opportunities at an elementary school in the neighborhood.

The Evolution of the Human Forebrain: Inputs from Environmental Factors

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submitted by: JohnLaMuth
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.

Advances in Proton Therapy, Pencil Beam Technology Reach Patient Care

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In treating cancer, the pencil beam technology for proton therapy delivers a single, narrow proton beam (about a centimeter in diameter) that is magnetically swept across the tumor, depositing the radiation dose like a painter

Role of the Neural Crest in Vertebrate Development and Evolution: Part 3: The Molecular Control of the Neural Crest Contribution to Craniofacial and Brain Development (36:10)

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Further studies have shown that the NC cells which participate in facial skeletogenesis correspond to the anteriormost region of the body axis where the genes of the Hox cluster are not expressed. If the forced expression of Hoxa2, Hoxa3 and Hoxb4 (the most anteriorly expressed Hox genes) is induced in this part of the neural fold, brain development is deeply affected with anencephaly and no skeletogenesis takes place in the face which fails to develop. This phenotype is reproduced when the...

Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious

submitted by: dougramsey
We think of intelligence as a deliberate, conscious activity guided by the laws of logic. Yet much of our mental life is unconscious, based on processes alien to logic: gut feelings, or intuitions. I argue that intuition is more than impulse and caprice; it has its own rationale. This can be described by fast and frugal heuristics, which exploit evolved abilities in our brain. Heuristics ignore information and try to focus on the few important reasons. More information, more time, even more...

Cytokines and Neutrophins in Neuroprotection

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Dr. Michael Spedding published recently a review on the role of cytokines and neurotrophins in disease. Neurotrophins (e.g. BDNF) have beneficial effects on neuronal plasticity and brain metabolism. Inflammatory cytokines (e.g. IL1beta)oppose the effects of neurotrophins. Both, neurotrophins and cytokines are targets for the development of new drugs affecting central nervous system. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is the main activity-dependent neurotrophic factor. Interleukin 1beta...