Tagged: Marsden

How do birds sense the Earth’s magnetic field? - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Nov 03, 2009

If there is a physical property in the world that provides useful information, chances are that at least some animals will have evolved a sensory system to exploit it. The Earth’s magnetic field is no exception: it provides useful and reliable information to navigate the globe. There has been extensive research into whether and how [...] … Read More

Marsden 2009-III: Last but not least…. - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 20, 2009

These are the last three neuroscience projects funded by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society on their last round that I will talk about. For a full list of recipients you can visit their site. Maurice Curtis from the University of Auckland will examine the source of the stem cells that make up [...] … Read More

Marsden 2009-II: So much to learn from synapses - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 14, 2009

These are three more interesting neuroscience projects funded by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society on their last round. Johanna Montgomery from the University of Auckland will study what happens during development to determine what synaptic connections are maintained and which are eliminated After neurons are born in the embryo they need to make connections (synapses) [...] … Read More

Marsden 2009-I: An eye on the birds and the bees - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 08, 2009

The projects funded by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society are out, and there are many interesting neuroscience projects that were funded this year, which I will tell you about over the next few days. Here are the first three. Ben Thompson, from the University of Auckland will try to teach an old brain new [...] … Read More

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