neuroscience

2015 Bringing Some Major Advances in Neuroendocrine Immunology

2015 Bringing Some Major Advances in Neuroendocrine Immunology

EDITORIALS & OPINIONS In 2003, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA, launched the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, marking the renaissance in interdisciplinary research, and outlining new perspectives of cutting-edge 21st century work that crosses disciplines. The ‘interdisciplinary research’, as per the Roadmap, was defined as “integrating the analytical strengths of two […]

Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology: Neurotransmitter Systems 3rd Edition

Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology: Neurotransmitter Systems 3rd Edition

A classic book about several basic concepts and the latest developments in the field of neurochemistry and neuroscience. The Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology is the result of a collaborative work of numerous established experts worldwide. The volume covers several research areas such as in vivo imaging of neurotransmitter systems, molecular genetics of the […]

US BRAIN Initiative to Launch Collaboration with the EU Human Brain Project

US BRAIN Initiative to Launch Collaboration with the EU Human Brain Project

According to recent Nature magazine news two large brain mapping programs – the US BRAIN Initiative and the EU Human Brain Project will start to collaborate and coordinate research activities later this year. This effort may include the BRAIN Initiative’s government partners such as the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation […]

Human Brains Are Hardwired for Empathy

Human Brains Are Hardwired for Empathy

A new University of Virginia study, published in the August issue of the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience reveals some fundamental characteristics of human empathy. The study suggests that we are hardwired to empathize because we closely associate people who are close to us – friends, spouses, lovers – with our very selves. James […]

Grid-like connections between neurons

Grid-like connections between neurons

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have imaged human and monkey brains and found…that the pathways in the brain — the connections between neurons — are almost perfectly grid-like. This new imagery comes from a souped-up MRI scanner that uses diffusion spectrum imaging to detect the movement of water molecules within axons (the […]