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Early Exposure to Ethanol Affects the Proliferation of Neuronal Precursors

Michael W. Miller

in Brain Development: Normal Processes and the Effects of Alcohol and Nicotine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195183139
eISBN:
9780199865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183139.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

The number of neurons constituting the brain is a direct reflection of the number of cells produced during early development. This chapter discusses the effects of ethanol on spatiotemporal patterns ... More


Cell Proliferation

Bernhard Suter and Pradeep G. Bhide

in Brain Development: Normal Processes and the Effects of Alcohol and Nicotine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195183139
eISBN:
9780199865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183139.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Cell proliferation is the earliest step in the protracted process of mammalian brain development. Various genetic and environmental factors modulate the pace of cell proliferation and the number and ... More


Early development of the telencephalon

David J. Price and David J. Willshaw

in Mechanisms of Cortical Development

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780192624277
eISBN:
9780191723735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624277.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Brain develops from embryonic ectoderm, one of the three germ layers of the embryo, the other two being endoderm and mesoderm. Much of our knowledge of early embryogenesis is derived from studies of ... More


Stem cells

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/9780198523376.003.0025
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Until fairly recently, interest in stem cells was restricted within neurobiology to studies on the fundamental principles of neural development, although in other fields (such as oncology) they have ... More


Gene therapy: With Stacey Efstathiou

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/9780198523376.003.0026
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Genetic engineering may be defined as the development of techniques to manipulate the genotype of cells or organisms in order to modify their phenotype. Gene therapy is the use of those techniques to ... More


Ion channels: Principles, terminology and methodology

Derek Trezise, Tim Dale, and Martin Main

in Ion Channels: From Structure to Function

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199296750
eISBN:
9780191724572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296750.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Ion channels are cellular proteins that conduct the movement of ions from one side of a membrane to the other. The resultant changes in local ion concentrations and electrical field play pivotal ... More


Cancer

Guillermo Velasco, Cristina Sánchez, and Manuel Guzmán

in Handbook of Cannabis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199662685
eISBN:
9780191787560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662685.003.0035
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

A large body of evidence shows that cannabinoids, in addition to their well-known palliative effects on some cancer-associated symptoms, can reduce tumor growth in animal models of cancer. They do so ... More


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