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Brain Inflammation and the Neuronal Fate: from Neurogenesis to Neurodegeneration

Maria Antonietta Ajmone-Cat, Emanuele Cacci, and Luisa Minghetti

in Neurovascular Medicine: Pursuing Cellular Longevity for Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326697
eISBN:
9780199864874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326697.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Inflammation is a self-defensive reaction that may develop into a chronic state and become a causative factor in the pathogenesis of a broad range of disabling diseases. Similar to peripheral ... More


Regenerating the Brain

Walter Glannon

in Brain, Body, and Mind: Neuroethics with a Human Face

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199734092
eISBN:
9780199894475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734092.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines neural cell replacement therapy for neurodegenerative diseases and spinal cord injury. While neural transplantation has the potential to regenerate the brain, results from ... More


Selective Neuronal Vulnerability in the Hippocampus: Relationship to Neurological Diseases and Mechanisms for Differential Sensitivity of Neurons to Stress

Elias K. Michaelis

in The Clinical Neurobiology of the Hippocampus: An integrative view

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592388
eISBN:
9780199949922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592388.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System, Behavioral Neuroscience

The phenomenon of selective neuronal vulnerability to neurological diseases or insults, such as ischemia-reperfusion, brain trauma, and ageing-associated neurodegeneration, was described in the ... More


Neurodegenerative disease: With Harry Baker

James W. Fawcett, Anne E. Rosser, and Stephen B. Dunnett

in Brain Damage, Brain Repair

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523376
eISBN:
9780191724534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523376.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Most dementias are associated with a widespread pattern of atrophy in the forebrain, which is most apparent as a reduction in the weight of the brain measured post-mortem. As the brain undergoes loss ... More


A Cognitive and Behavioral Neurological Approach to Aesthetics

Zachary A. Miller and Bruce L. Miller

in Aesthetic Science: Connecting Minds, Brains, and Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732142
eISBN:
9780199918485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732142.003.0079
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Philosophers have hypothesized that one of the defining characteristics of being human is the production and appreciation of art. Beginning in the early 20th century, observations following isolated ... More


Role of Prion Protein During Normal Physiology and Disease

Adriana Simon Coitinho and Glaucia N. M. Hajj

in Neurovascular Medicine: Pursuing Cellular Longevity for Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326697
eISBN:
9780199864874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326697.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Prions are infectious particles composed only of proteins. Their importance resides in the concept that information transmission between two organisms can be devoid of nucleic acid. Prions are also ... More


Immune Responses in the Nervous System

Nancy J. Rothwell (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781872748795
eISBN:
9780191724381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9781872748795.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This new edition covers recent advances in understanding immunological and inflammatory responses in the nervous system, research driven by the potential to use knowledge of the molecules and ... More


Immune and Inflammatory Responses in the Nervous System

Nancy Rothwell and Sarah Loddick (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198509806
eISBN:
9780191724596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509806.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This new edition covers advances in understanding immunological and inflammatory responses in the nervous system, research driven by the potential to use knowledge of the molecules and mechanisms ... More


Breathlessness in neurological disease

Fliss Murtagh, Rachel Burman, and Polly Edmonds

in Dyspnoea in Advanced Disease: A guide to clinical management

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530039
eISBN:
9780191730450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

While some aspects of breathlessness in neurological disease are common to various neurological diseases, some aspects are specific to particular ones. This chapter therefore addresses the ... More


New Frontiers in Cognitive Aging

Roger Dixon, Lars Backman, and Lars-Goran Nilsson (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525691
eISBN:
9780191689369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525691.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

With an ever increasing population of aging people in the western world, it is more crucial than ever that we try to understand how and why cognitive competence breaks down with advancing age; why do ... More


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