Tagged: Neuroscience

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

New Centre for Brain Research - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 12, 2009

The Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland will be launched on November 6th 2009. The Centre is led by Professor Richard Faull, and is brings together the large group of neuroscience researchers at the University, the neurologists and neurosurgeons at the Auckland District Health Boards, and the community groups that serve those [...] … 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

On electric fish, molecules and behaviour - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 01, 2009

If you are an electric fish swimming through the murky waters of South America or Africa, vision will not be of much use to navigate. To circumvent this problem electric fish evolved an ‘electric’ sense which they use for navigation and communication. These fish produce electrical discharges through specialized cells in their electric organs. Because [...] … Read More