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Signaling Molecules: The First Growth Factor

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Creating Modern Neuroscience: The Revolutionary 1950s

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391503
eISBN:
9780199863464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391503.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter details early studies on the development of nerve cells. The nervous system arises from a single fertilized egg. Classical histologists visualized this process through the cells of the ... More


Roger W. Sperry and Rita Levi-Montalcini: From Neural Growth to “Split Brains”

Stanley Finger

in Minds Behind the Brain: A history of the pioneers and their discoveries

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195181821
eISBN:
9780199865277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181821.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

Roger W. Sperry earned a reputation for his ability to design critical experiments that demanded looking at the growing and functioning nervous system in new ways. Sperry's most important discoveries ... More


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