This year's Virtual Neuroscience Summit saw a range of fascinating and insightful scientific posters presenting the latest research in neuroscience. Explore our top picks below to gain insights on a range of topics, including cusp catastrophe models applied to neurochemistry and behavior, human chronic wasting disease in transgenic mice, the role of fetal ethanol exposure on ribosome biogenesis, and more!
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a leading cause of neurodevelopmental disability. This poster, presented by Dr. Nune Darbinian-Sarkissian, clinical-research lab manager at Temple University, summarizes the results of a study into the effects of in utero EtOH exposure on 18S ribosomal RNA processing. Download now to explore novel findings on the role of in utero EtOH exposure on ribosome biogenesis, and contributions to FASD.
In this poster, Peter Riley, senior lecturer of diagnostic imaging and Medical Physics at Deakin University, Australia, describes cusp catastrophe models in neurochemistry and behavior. Download it now to discover how complex behaviors and neurochemical states can be represented by simple, non-linear models.
Mitragynine (MG) is the most abundant alkaloid in kratom, which has historically been used as a medication to alleviate pain. In this poster, Jane Hufnagel et al., University of Florida, compare the pharmacodynamics of MG metabolites, 7-Hydroxymitragyine, and pseudoindoxyl. Download now for an insight into their actions at the μ-opioid receptor (MOR) and contributions to the MOR activity of MG.
Until now, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (i.e. mad cow disease) has been the only animal prion disease considered to be zoonotic. In this poster presented by Zerui Wang, senior research scientist from Case Western Reserve University, Wang et al. explore evidence that elk or deer chronic wasting disease (CWD) prions may have the potential to cross the species barrier into humans. Download now to gain novel insights into the possible transmissibility of CWD to humans and potential clinical phenotypes.
Download this poster, as presented by Maria Gevezova from the Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria to explore the novel findings from a study aimed at identifying variations in mitochondrial function and nerve growth factor (NGF) levels between children with autism spectrum disorder and healthy controls.
This poster, presented by Nataliia Melnyk, Institute of Biology and Medicine, Ukraine, describes the morphological changes observed in immune and nervous tissue of rats following demyelination and remyelination. Download now to discover how morphology was affected by experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) induced demyelination followed by remyelinating β-interferon-1 treatment.
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