Illumination of the fluorescent biomarker in green revealed that the adult mouse brain could be infected by Zika in a region called the subgranular zone of the hippocampus. Full of neural progenitor cells, this part of the brain is important in learning and memory. Credit: Laboratory of Pediatric Brain Disease at The Rockefeller University/Cell Stem … 2016 obfuscated facts about energy as information
Bird Genomes Abound Scientists complete the largest-ever comparative genomic study of birds. By Ruth Williams | December 11, 2014 Excerpt: “The results of this effort provide not only the most precise genetic history of birds to date, but also reveal why avian genomes tend to be small compared to those of other vertebrates: because they … Behavior (4): All responses are RNA-mediated in birds
Neuroscience Meeting Planner Now Available The Preliminary Program and Neuroscience Meeting Planner for Neuroscience 2014 are available. At the 2012 Meeting I learned that the microRNA/messenger RNA balance had emerged during the past decade to be the most likely regulator of all downstream effects on cell type differentiation. That inspired me to focus on what … RNA-mediated cell type differentiation and behavior
Rare coding variants of the adenosine A3 receptor are increased in autism: on the trail of the serotonin transporter regulome “Conclusions: Our results validate the hypothesis that the SERT regulatory network harbors rare, functional variants that impact SERT activity and regulation in ASD, and encourages further investigation of this network as a site for additional … Functional coding variants are not mutations
it is the acceptance of theories, opinions, and stories about natural and sexual selection that are problem.
A computational model? It is model organisms that explain the epigenetic effects of sensory input on the development of behavior and species survival.
This model of systems biology represents the conservation of bottom-up organization and top-down activation and the required reciprocity that links genes to behavior and back.
the prenatal migration of GnRH neurosecretory neurons allow human pheromones to effect GnRH pulsatility, which modulates the concurrent maturation of the neuroendocrine, reproductive, and central nervous systems, thus influencing the development of human reproductive sexual behavior and other behavior.
There is no direct link from visual or auditory stimuli that would explain any likelihood that spectral stimuli could classically condition the response to nutrient chemical associated with food odors.
Epigenetic influences of nutrition and socialization on intracellular signalling pathways link epigenetic cause directly to gene activation and stochastic gene expression are required for genetically predisposed phenotypic changes in the body and behavior of organisms from microbes to man.