neurogenesis

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neurogenesis

[¦nu̇r·ō′jen·ə·səs]
(embryology)
The formation of nerves.
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Our findings in crayfish indicate that the immune system is intimately tied to mechanisms of adult neurogenesis, suggesting a much closer relationship between the immune system and nervous system than has been previously appreciated," said Soderhall.
Research has shown that exercise can improve mood and cognition and has also demonstrated that a deficit in adult neurogenesis may result in depressive disorders.
It was neither accidental nor incidental that it was a team of Canadian researchers working in a laboratory located in Canada, and not Muslim scientists working in a laboratory located in a Muslim country, that first presented scientific evidence of adult neurogenesis.
Of late, however, evidence has been found showing that adult neurogenesis takes place in two areas: the subventricular zone of the olfactory bulb and subgranular zone in the hippocampus's dentate gyrus.
We here propose to analyze the putative neuroprotective role of a specific immune-secreted Wnt subtype, Wnt3a, in stroke, as well as the effects of this ligand on adult neurogenesis processes.
Adult neurogenesis, that is, the generation of new neurons in the hippocampus, allows the brain to react to new information flexibly.
Their topics include oxidative stress and its biochemical consequences in mitochondrial DNA mutation-associated diseases, caloric restriction and oxidative stress, oxidative stress in adult neurogenesis and in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer Disease, cardiovascular diseases, anti-oxidant therapy and its effectiveness in oxidative stress-mediated disorders, endocrine control of oxidative stress in insects, molecular mechanisms of anti-oxidant protective processes in honeybee Apis mellifera, and effects of natural and anthropic stressors on oxidative challenges and redox sensing in mollusks.
These factors, which are also dramatically down-regulated by amphetamine, can serve as valuable new entry points into studying the link between adult neurogenesis and addiction," said the researchers.
The author describes the role of stem cells in regenerative therapy before discussing the latest research in adult neurogenesis, stem cell engineering, BrdU immunohistochemistry and HuCNS-SC stem cells.
These are both very good papers and consistent with the growing appreciation for the importance of adult neurogenesis in general and in particular in behavior," says Fred "Rusty" Gage, a neuroscientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif.
The discovery of NSCs and adult neurogenesis provides a new theoretical framework for understanding processes regulating brain plasticity (Gage 2000).
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