The idea that the adult brain of mammals can generate new neurons has only recently been accepted by the scientific community, and research in this exciting area is now in full swing Bringing together leading researchers in the field of adult neurogenesis, the 30 chapters in this monograph provide a valuable overview of this emerging field and lay the groundwork for future studies Adult Neurogenesis includes discussions on neural stem cell biology methods and models for studying adult neurogenesis physiological and molecular processes and their control related neurological diseases and comparisons of neurogenesis in humans, birds, fish, and invertebrates It will be of interest to all researchers in neurobiology as well as those in the medical field, as it has implications for understanding depression, epilepsy, and other psychiatric disorders Related Titles from the Publisher Invertebrate Neurobiology An Introduction to Nervous Systems Clocks and Rhythms Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, Volume LXXII Imaging in Neuroscience and Development...
|Title||:||Adult Neurogenesis (Cold Spring Harbor Monograph Series 52)|
|Publisher||:||Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press 1st edition December 1, 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||673 pages|
|File Size||:||683 KB|
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Adult Neurogenesis (Cold Spring Harbor Monograph Series 52) Reviews
Adult neurogenesis - the generation of new neurons in the adult brain - is one of the most exciting fields of inquiry in the neurosciences. Most people believed it to be impossible until quite recently. Gradually that view gave way to another: that perhaps it could occur under certain special circumstances. Now it has become an accepted part of mammalian neurobiology. While the best evidence for adult neurogenesis is in the olfactory bulb and hippocampus. There are tantalizing clues that it may also occur in other regions of the adult brain.
The title refers to the hypothesis that before there was DNA there was RNA, inhabiting a world in which not only basic synthesis but also the storing of genetic information was the prerogative of RNA. But the book is much more than this: it is a primer on the world of RNA in its many forms. Each chapter is an authoritative essay on a particular aspect of RNA, from riboswitches to the dynamics of RNA folding. Anyone who wants to access current knowledge about how cells function at a biochemical level should read this book; because of the breadth of subject-matter and the caliber of the contributors, even a specialist is likely to find something new and stimulating.
Although it has been a lot of years since RNA was discovered, and even many years since the breakthrough discoveries by Altman and Cech of RNA Catalytic activity, the new discoveries keep coming, and indeed at a faster and increasing rate. I don't know if it has been the intent of this book to be a sort of master journal of the most significant happening in the area, but it seems to have turned out so.