- Robert T. Gerlai, University of Toronto Mississauga
- Charanjit Kaur, National University of Singapore
- Anthony Kline, University of Pittsburgh
- Thomas Munte, University of Luebeck
- Maurizio Popoli, University of Milan
- Ramesh Raghupathi, Drexel University College of Medicine
- Mark M. Rasenick, University of Illinois, Chicago
- Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, Indian Institute of Science
- Piali Sengupta, Brandeis University
- Timothy Shipley, BioMed Central
Post-ischemic hyperglycemia induces cell death and inhibits proliferation of neuronal stem cells (NSCs), which may be related to the poorer outcome experienced by patients who have high glucose levels after a stroke.
Neurons isolated from the Helix snail can be used to investigate the formation of polysynaptic networks, with different chemical treatments causing the formation of either electric or chemical connections, and serotonin application leading to spontaneous firing activity.
The absence of the chemokine receptor CCR5 in mice inoculated with herpes simplex virus 1 leads to a lower viral load and high neutrophil recruitment, thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of neuroaxonal damage in herpetic encephalitis.
Cerebrospinal fluid from a patient with anti-NMDA-encephalitis suppresses the activity of in vitro neuronal network activity in cortical rat neurons grown on microelectrode arrays, potentially offering a new technique to evaluate the functional consequences of the disease.
When performing physical and mental tasks simultaneously, older adults have higher prefrontal cortex (PFC) activity lasting longer than younger adults, indicating that high cognitive load induced by dual-task activity generates increased PFC activity.
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BMC Neuroscience 2013, 14:57
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