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  1. maria pilar pich pou ,MD
    maria pilar pich pou ,MD
    Neuronal Calculations Consider Expectations - Neuroscience News
    neurosciencenews.com According to researchers, fly brains take typical features of the environment into account when calculating...
  2. maria pilar pich pou ,MD
    Technique developed to allow neuron-specific drug delivery to the brain
    Researchers at Duke University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute report that they have developed a way to deliver drugs to specific types of neurons in the brain, providing the ability to study neurological diseases while also promising a more targeted way to treat them.
    A new method named DART (drugs acutely restricted by tethering) may overcome these limitations. Developed by researchers at Duke University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, DART offers the first opportunity to test what happens when a drug is targeted exclusively to one cell type, according to the investigators.
    In its inaugural study, DART reveals how movement difficulties in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease are controlled by the AMPA receptor (AMPAR), which is a synaptic protein that enables neurons to receive fast incoming signals from other neurons in the brain. The results reveal why a recent clinical trial of an AMPAR-blocking drug failed and offer a novel approach to using the pharmaceutical.
    The team's paper ("Deconstructing Behavioral Neuropharmacology with Cellular Specificity") appears in the April 7th issue of Science.
    "This study marks a major milestone in behavioral neuropharmacology," said Michael Tadross, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering, who is in the process of moving his laboratory from the HHMI Janelia Research Campus to Duke. "The insights we gained in studying Parkinson's mice were unexpected and could not have been obtained with any previous method."
    DART works by genetically programming a specific cell type to express a type of GPS beacon, known as a HaloTag, which is an enzyme borrowed from bacteria that is inert. It does nothing more than sit on the cell surface. Nothing, that is, until researchers deliver drugs loaded with a special homing device.

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    Technique Developed to Allow Neuron-Specific Drug Delivery to the Brain | GEN Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - Biotech from Bench to Business | GEN
    www.genengnews.com Team publishes study describing a way to deliver drugs to specific types of neurons in the...
  3. Paul Frank Gilbert
    Worth a read .... and some thought
    Paul Frank Gilbert
    Cambridge Scientists: We Shouldn't Define Intelligence According to Humanity
    futurism.com Maybe the definition of intelligence needs a rethink; a Cambridge scientist has a few ideas. Intelligence may be expanded to encompass, not merely human thinking, but the thinking of other primates, certain bird species, and even machines and...
  4. Paul Frank Gilbert
    Life is more complex than Yes or No. Right or Wrong. Too many people find themselves trapped by their own inability to see options. 1 or 2 A or B ... these are sometimes only the easy/lazy way out ... even with time constraints. Be sure you are looking at all options .. even a coin toss has more than a heads or tails answer! Paul Frank Gilbert
  5. Paul Frank Gilbert
    Paul Frank Gilbert
    You Can Train Your Brain for Trading
    www.bloomberg.com Research finds that traders use parts of the brain associated with reading other people when looking at...
  6. Paul Frank Gilbert
    Paul Frank Gilbert
    Brain Basics: Neuroscience in Business | Hppy
    www.gethppy.com If we can understand the brain, we can have a better understanding of ourselves and the people we work with. Find out more about neuroscience in...