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Marijuana in the Brain

Gary L. Wenk

in Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388541
eISBN:
9780199863587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388541.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

The brain makes its own marijuana. Of course, no one knew this until recently. Thus, for many thousands of years our ancestors harvested or cultivated marijuana-producing plants in order to ... More


Adult Neurogenesis, Neuroinflammation, and Therapeutic Potential of Adult Neural Stem Cells

Philippe Taupin

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/9780195326697.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Contrary to a long-held dogma, neurogenesis occurs throughout adulthood in mammals, including humans. Neurogenesis occurs primarily in two regions of the adult brain, the hippocampus and the ... More


Neuroimmune Interactions That Operate In The Development And Progression Of Inflammatory Demyelinating Diseases: Lessons From Pathogenesis Of Multiple Sclerosis

Enrico Fainardi and Massimiliano Castellazzi

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/9780195326697.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is considered an autoimmune chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS) characterized by demyelination and axonal damage. The view of MS as a “two-stage ... More


Neurobiology of Postischemic Recuperation in the Aged Mammalian Brain

Aurel Popa-Wagner, Adrian Balseanu, Leon Zagrean, Imtiaz M. Shah, Mario Di Napoli, Henrik Ahlenius, and Zaal Kokaia

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/9780195326697.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Old age is associated with an enhanced susceptibility to stroke and poor recovery from brain injury, but the cellular processes underlying these phenomena are not well understood. Potential mechanism ... More


Imaging in Parkinson’s Disease

David Eidelberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393484
eISBN:
9780199914494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393484.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System, Techniques

This volume provides up-to-date information concerning new applications of brain imaging to the study of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The chapters, written by experts in this field, focus on the various ... More


Imaging Inflammation in Parkinsonian Syndromes

David J. Brooks

in Imaging in Parkinson’s Disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393484
eISBN:
9780199914494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393484.003.0089
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System, Techniques

In vivo markers of microglial activation such as 11C-PK11195 PET can provide a measure of ongoing neurodegeneration in patients with PD and other parkinsonian syndromes. The ... More


Inducible Aromatase in Astroglia: Protection and Recovery from Neural Perturbation in Birds

Kelli A. Duncan and Colin J. Saldanha

in Brain Aromatase, Estrogens, and Behavior

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199841196
eISBN:
9780199979837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841196.003.0020
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

In the avian brain, aromatase is constitutive and inducible in neurons and glia respectively. Glial aromatase is rapidly and dramatically upregulated in astroglia (astrocytes and radial glia) ... More


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