SfN 2011, Talks that inspired – Martin Myers on Leptin

My neurolovers! I have missed you! I have missed the constant stream of awesome science! I have missed SFN and its craziness! A lot of missing is happening folks. Now that we are back, we are trying to digest the insurmountable amount of information that was dumped on us and trying to integrate some awesome … Continue reading SfN 2011, Talks that inspired – Martin Myers on Leptin

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SfN 2011 things I wish I saw #1: Sex differences in the epigenetics of stress-related disorders!

Because the conference is so busy, and because it imposes so many conflicting demands on my time, it was impossible to make every talk and poster. For the next little while, I will blog about things I wish that I saw at Neuroscience, but for various reasons did not. Epigenetics is a very interesting field, … Continue reading SfN 2011 things I wish I saw #1: Sex differences in the epigenetics of stress-related disorders!

SfN 2011: Could fMRI in pigs tell us about deep brain stimulation?

People with PD suffer from a variety of movement related symptoms (among other things), and while the disorder can be controlled to a certain extent by drugs such as levodopa, it remains progressive and ultimately uncurable. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an interesting approach to treating Parkinson's disease (PD). This technique is being used in … Continue reading SfN 2011: Could fMRI in pigs tell us about deep brain stimulation?