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To understand how the nervous system functions is one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time and of utmost importance to improve health in our society. Abnormal development as well as diseases and injuries of the nervous system often lead to severe, lifelong disability and great suffering for the patient and family. These conditions also account for a major part of ill-health in our society. The Department of Neuroscience is committed to research and education about the nervous system. Our research aims to increase our knowledge about normal nervous system functions and our understanding of mechanisms underlying abnormal development, diseases and injuries of the nervous system, as well as to develop improved treatments for these conditions.

 July 2016


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Congratulations to Dr. Christian Benedict, Functional Pharmacology, who has been awarded the German prize ” Dr Werner Fekl Award, German Society Nutritional Medicine”!

Inst Neuroscience in media:

The 'racehorse gene' which could help predict a winner: Researchers find mutation which determines when animals switch from a trot to a gallop, Mailonline.com

Higher-order motion sensitivity in fly visual circuits, Pnas.org

GABA-A Channel Subunit Expression in Human Glioma Correlates with Tumor Histology and Clinical Outcome, Elitestv.com

GABA Maintains the Proliferation of Progenitors in the Developing Chick Ciliary Marginal Zone and Non-Pigmented Ciliary Epithelium, PloSone.org

Active lifestyle in elderly keeps their brains running, Medicalxpress.com

SyntheticMR signs agreement with Swedish University Hospital, Swedenbio.com

Role of Insulin in Brain Health, Medindia.net

Obesity Reduces the Size of Your Brain, Neurosciencenews.com

Obesity reduces the size of your brain

Lack of sleep makes your brain hungry

Acute Sleep Deprivation Enhances the Brain's Response to Hedonic Food Stimuli: An fMRI Study, Jcem.endojournals.org

Neutralization of LINGO-1 during In Vitro Differentiation of Neural Stem Cells Results in Proliferation of Immature Neurons, plosone.org 

The Origin of GPCRs: Identification of Mammalian like Rhodopsin, Adhesion, Glutamate and Frizzled GPCRs in Fungi, plosone.org 

Selective Changes of GABAA Channel Subunit mRNAs in the Hippocampus and Orbitofrontal Cortex but not in Prefrontal Cortex of Human Alcoholics, Frontiersin.org

Genetic Study of Black Chickens Shed Light On Mechanisms Causing Rapid Evolution in Domestic Animals, ScienceDaily.com

Genetic obesity, publicservice.co.uk

Faulty Signaling in Brain Increases Craving for Sugar and Drugs, Sciencedaily.com

Boldness Predicts Social Status in Zebrafish (Danio rerio), PLoSone.org

Molecular in situ topology of Aczonin/Piccolo and associated proteins at the mammalian neurotransmitter release site, pnas.org

Differential Neural Responses to Food Images in Women with Bulimia versus Anorexia Nervosa, pubmed.gov

Detailed Analysis of Variants in FTO in Association with Body Composition in a Cohort of 70-Year-Olds Suggests a Weakened Effect among Elderly, PLoSone.org

Does sleep loss up weight by lowering energy use?, Reuters.com

Mental Health Effects Linger After Tsunami, Study Finds, MedicineNet.com

Acute sleep deprivation reduces energy expenditure in healthy men

The fat mass and obesity gene is linked to reduced verbal fluency in overweight and obese elderly men, ScienceDirect.com

Insulin Reduces Neuronal Excitability by Turning on GABAA Channels that Generate Tonic Current, PLoSONE

Burning pain and itching governed by same nerve cells, AlphaGalileo

Burning pain and itching governed by same nerve cells, RedOrbit.com

Burning pain and itching governed by same nerve cells, Science News

Burning pain and itching governed by same nerve cells, NewsGuide.us

Intranasal insulin enhances postprandial thermogenesis and lowers postprandial serum insulin levels in healthy men

European consensus statement on diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD: The European Network Adult ADHD

Article 21st Sep Parkinson’s disease

The Brain & Nervous system, SvD, Mediaplanet, 21st Sep

Molecular, Immunohistochemical, and Pharmacological Evidence of Oxytocin's Role as Inhibitor of Carbohydrate But Not Fat Intake

Tiny Insect Brains Capable of Huge Feats

New, sought-after standard for diagnosis within neurology

Methodological Aspects on Microdialysis Protein Sampling and Quantification in Biological Fluids: An In Vitro Study on Human Ventricular CSF

Girl with paralysis requested to be disconnected from the respirator that keeps her alive.

ADHD after fetal exposure to maternal smoking

Asthma and COPD education should focus on self-management, behavioral change

Star-shaped cells in the brain aid with learning

The evolution of eyes

Royal visit with focus on the Parkinson Academy

Neuroscience at Uppsala University rewarded

Genes come and go in our quadrupled genomes

The G protein-coupled receptor subsetof the dog genome is more similar to that in humans than rodents

Prices and awards

Congratulations to Dr. Christian Benedict, Functional Pharmacology, who has been awarded the German prize ” Dr Werner Fekl Award, German Society Nutritional Medicine”

Congratulations to Daniel Ocampo Daza, who has been awarded prize in Science 3.0 blogcontest with "Is there anything fish don´t do?! Mucus- feeding and prolactin"

Lars Oreland, prof. em. Pharmacology, has been elected Doctor honoris by the University of Tartu

Professor Dan Larhammar, Pharmacology, has been elected president of the European Society for Comparative Endocrinology.

Congratulations to Lisa Ekselius and Lars Hillered who have been awarded Landstingets prize for research!

Grants and stipendiums

Projektmedel för pedagogisk utveckling

Publication of grants for PhD students at the Faculty of Medicine