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#ALT# NeuroLight Optoelectrodes: Combine Electrophysiology and Optogenetics

Watch this 5 part webinar series detailing the NeuroLight Optoelectrode, a customizable electrode capable of optogenetic-control of local neural circuits in awake, behaving studies; square-wave excitation for precise timing control, sine-wave excitation for graded modulation, and chronic optogenetics where a microdrive is used for fine-tune positioning.

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   Discovering the Critical Role of Astrocytes in Neurodegenerative DiseasesDiscovering the Critical Role of Astrocytes in Neurodegenerative Diseases
 
AZoLifeSciences talks to Dr. Shane Liddelow about their research into discovering the critical role of astrocytes in neurodegenerative diseases like glaucoma.
 
   TMEM106B gene reveals the causes of neurodegenerative diseasesTMEM106B gene reveals the causes of neurodegenerative diseases
 
Across the globe, approximately 50 million people are living with dementia. The two most common forms are Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), which develop when neurons in specific parts of the brain stop functioning - triggering memory loss and other behavioral or personality changes.
 
 Boosting metabolic resources in the brain could be a way to slow neurodegeneration
 
Boosting metabolic resources in the brain could be a way to slow neurodegenerationResearchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have shown for the first time that when one optic nerve in the eye is damaged, as in glaucoma, the opposite optic nerve comes to the rescue by sharing its metabolic energy.
 
 
 Early neuron training shows promise for regenerative medicine
 
Early neuron training shows promise for regenerative medicineWhen it comes to training neural circuits for tissue engineering or biomedical applications, a new study suggests a key parameter: Train them young.
 
 
 Study shows how neurons communicate when confronted with stroke
 
Study shows how neurons communicate when confronted with strokeResearch led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Ludmila Belayev, MD, LSU Health New Orleans Professor of Neuroscience, Neurology and Neurosurgery, has unlocked a key fundamental mechanism in the communication between brain cells when confronted with stroke.
 
 
 Switching off 'master regulator' may offer neuroprotection from Parkinson's-related damage
 
Switching off 'master regulator' may offer neuroprotection from Parkinson's-related damageSwitching off a molecular "master regulator" may protect the brain from inflammatory damage and neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease, reports a study published today in Nature Neuroscience.