1-Introduction - Developmental Neurobiology Biol 426...

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Developmental Neurobiology Biol 426 Instructor: Gong Chen Department of Biology Pennsylvania State University
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Goal Cover broad topics relating to the development of the brain—from embryo to aging brain Focus on some hot topics and dig in depth: teaching fundamental principles Integrate current exciting research progress into lectures: how principles are established Interactive: students are encouraged to raise questions during and after the class Fun: interest is the best friend of learning Integrate our own research
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How to achieve our goal? Syllabus—any questions? Multiple choices— make your own questions? Final essay Extra credit
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Overview of Highlights Neural stem cell Axon guidance Synapse formation and plasticity Neuron-glia interaction Programmed neuronal death Learning and memory Alzheimer’s disease
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Neuron ABC http://itc.gsw.edu/faculty/ gfisk/anim/neuronparts.swf Check this website: http://www.fluoroquinolones.org/PART%20VII_archivos/image011.jpg What makes neurons different from other cells?
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Can neurons be renewed in the adult brain? Yes. Thousands of new neurons are generated every day in your brain! Neural stem cell therapy! 2007 breakthrough: Reprogram skin cell!
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2008 for the course BIOL 426 taught by Professor Profgongchen during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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