This Week on NeuroScientistNews: 4 May – 8 May
News May 08, 2015
Neuroscience beyond the bench; link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s; organization of the sensory cortex, and more.
Not all neuroscientists work at the lab bench. In this profile we follow the story of Won Yung Choi, National Sales Manager for the Americas, Bitplane. Choi discusses her experiences transitioning out of academia to a non-traditional neuroscience role.
Although the use of cannabis as a medical drug is currently booming, we should not forget that leisure time consumption -- for example, smoking weed -- can cause acute and chronic harms. These include panic attacks, impaired coordination of movement, and nausea, as Eva Hoch and colleagues show in a topical review article in Deutsches Ärzteblatt International.
Researchers have uncovered a unique connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, providing further evidence that a disease that robs people of their memories may be affected by elevated blood sugar, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (Germany), VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (USA) succeed in reconstructing the neuronal networks that interconnect the elementary units of sensory cortex – cortical columns.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill have used exosomes -- tiny bubbles of protein and fat produced naturally by cells -- to bypass the body's defenses and deliver a potent antioxidant directly to the brain to treat Parkinson's disease.
Neuroscience Milestone: Complete fly brain imaged at nanoscale resolutionNews
Two high-speed electron microscopes +7,062 brain slices +21 million images = The complete volume of the drosophila brainREAD MORE
UCL Technology Fund Investment MeiraGTx Raises $75 Million in IPONews
MeiraGTx Holdings plc raised $75 million of gross proceeds upon close of the company’s initial public offering (IPO).READ MORE
Study in Mouse Model of Autism Finds Mother's Microbiome Determines RiskNews
The microbiome is the collection of microorganisms, such as bacteria, that naturally live inside us. New research in a mouse model suggests the microbiome determines autism risk.READ MORE
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