Displaying items by tag: department of neurobiology

A new discipline sits at the intersection of neuroscience and engineering, where lessons learned from circuits, networks and chips are combined with the latest findings on brain circuitry.
UAB neuroscientist Vladimir Parpura will begin a four-year term as a council member of the International Society for Neurochemistry.
These newborn neurons in the dentate gyrus become less excitable after three weeks, a crucial step for mature functioning.
A neuron model of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementias shows defects that could suggest treatments to halt or reverse cognitive impairments before the neurons die.
The department currently has 14 primary faculty members complemented by a diverse secondary faculty.
The award honors his distinguished contributions to neuroscience, particularly for discovery of gliotransmission.
Improvements in motor function and memory suggest human neurodevelopmental disorders may be amenable to treatment, even after onset of symptoms. According to a researcher, neurodevelopmental disorders with intellectual disability and autism may not need to last a lifetime.
Leading neuroscientist Ron Lazar joins UAB as director of the McKnight Brain Institute, a multidisciplinary research enterprise on learning and memory in aging.
The expanded UAB Summer Program in Neuroscience, with renewed funding from the National Science Foundation, is looking for underserved undergrads for science mentoring.
It appears that new cells compete to ‘win’ synapse connections away from old cells, which promotes network plasticity.
This study shows how stress blocks the release of an anti-anxiety neuropeptide in the brain, and it could pave the way for new therapeutic targets for PTSD.
Thanks to the popular TV show Blacklist, America is becoming familiar with CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing tool. UAB scientists and students explain how it works — and how they are using these “molecular scissors” to cut a path toward genetic cures for sickle cell and brain diseases
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