Navigation Links
Mathematicians help to unlock brain function
Date:5/3/2013

Mathematicians from Queen Mary, University of London will bring researchers one-step closer to understanding how the structure of the brain relates to its function in two recently published studies.

Publishing in Physical Review Letters the researchers from the Complex Networks group at Queen Mary's School of Mathematics describe how different areas in the brain can have an association despite a lack of direct interaction.

The team, in collaboration with researchers in Barcelona, Pamplona and Paris, combined two different human brain networks - one that maps all the physical connections among brain areas known as the backbone network, and another that reports the activity of different regions as blood flow changes, known as the functional network. They showed that the presence of symmetrical neurons within the backbone network might be responsible for the synchronised activity of physically distant brain regions.

Lead author Vincenzo Nicosia, said "We don't fully understand how the human brain works. So far the focus has been more on the analysis of the function of single, localised regions. However, there isn't a complete model that brings the whole functionality of the brain together. Hopefully, our research will help neuroscientists to develop a more accurate map of the brain and investigate its functioning beyond single areas."

The research adds to the recent findings published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in which the QM researchers along with the Department of Psychiatry at University of Cambridge analysed the development of the brain of a small worm called Caenorhabditis elegans. In this paper, the team examined the number of links formed in the brain during the worm's lifespan, and observed an unexpected abrupt change in the pattern of growth, corresponding with the time of egg hatching.

"The research is important as it's the first time that a sharp transition in the
'/>"/>

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27927
Queen Mary, University of London
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Mathematicians find solution to biological building block puzzle
2. Mathematicians tackle global issues
3. UC Riverside mathematicians recognized by American Mathematical Society
4. Artificial womb unlocks secrets of early embryo development
5. UCLA life scientists unlock mystery of how handedness arises
6. Rensselaer scientists unlock some key secrets of photosynthesis
7. Citizen science helps unlock European genetic heritage
8. Speed and power of X-ray laser helps unlock molecular mysteries
9. UC Santa Barbara scientists learn how to unlock the destiny of a cell: A gift for the tin man?
10. Could chloroplast breakthrough unlock key to controlling fruit ripening in crops?
11. Biologists unlocking the secrets of plant defenses, 1 piece at a time
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... Fire was in full fury, raging swiftly from crown ... backcountry of Yosemite National Park in California,s Sierra Nevada ... battle began to turn, enacting a case study in ... fuel large, severe fires. , "When the Rim Fire ... had been used as a management tool, rather than ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... familiar with Hibiscus flowers- they are an iconic ... commonly planted in the landscape. Some, like Hawaii,s ... species. , Only a relatively few botanists and ... equally beautiful and intriguing related group of plants ... Hibiscus". , Brother of Hibiscus species are in ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... White, brown and beige adipocytes, or fat cells, are ... functions and each plays its own role in metabolism. ... far the most prevalent. Its primary function is energy ... energy to generate heat but are only found in ... adipocytes, which represent a special type of brown adipocytes, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The Rim Fire 1 year later: A natural experiment in fire ecology and management 2The Rim Fire 1 year later: A natural experiment in fire ecology and management 3The Rim Fire 1 year later: A natural experiment in fire ecology and management 4The Rim Fire 1 year later: A natural experiment in fire ecology and management 5Brother of Hibiscus is found alive and well on Maui 2Hope for the overweight 2
... Conservation Society's New York Aquarium received the ultimate honor ... island nation of Madagascar was named after him. , ... career safeguarding Madagascar's little- known freshwater fishes, received the ... Museum of Natural History (AMNH), after they named a ...
... Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered to their surprise ... can also block angiogenesis, the growth of new blood ... is FDA approved for human use, which may fast-track ... mice induced to have excess blood vessel growth, treatment ...
... corn grain is diverted to make ethanol, there have ... from cellulosic materials instead of corn grain, renders the ... a Michigan State University ethanol expert. , Bruce Dale, ... used life cycle analysis tools, which include agricultural data ...
Cached Biology News:Anti-fungal drug stops blood vessel growth 2With cellulosic ethanol, there is no food vs. fuel debate according to MSU scientist 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 According to ... "Electrodes for Medical Devices Market (Diagnostic Electrodes - ECG, ... - TENS, Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Electrosurgical and Other Electrodes) - ... 2013 - 2019," the global electrodes market for medical ... and is estimated to reach a market worth USD ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Senomyx , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... taste science technologies to discover, develop, and commercialize ... ingredient supply industries, today reported financial results for ... second quarter with $33.6 million in cash and ... past quarter Senomyx achieved another important milestone with ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Calif. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Held ... diagnosed patients with an overview of the disease and ... of drug side effects, as well as updates on ... grateful to Dr. Sandy Srinivas for organizing this educational ... of kidney cancer. “Sandy and her colleagues have put ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Canada (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... some of the first transcriptome-wide analyses appearing around ... standard assay for RNA measurement. In the last ... throughput, more specific, work with smaller input amounts, ... tissues (eg, blood samples). On the bioinformatics side, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Electrodes for Medical Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 1.45 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Electrodes for Medical Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 1.45 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Electrodes for Medical Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 1.45 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 4Electrodes for Medical Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 1.45 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 5Electrodes for Medical Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 1.45 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 6SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 2SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 3SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 4SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 5SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 6SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 7SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 8SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 9SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 10SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 11SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 12SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 13SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 14SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 15SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 16The Evolution of RNA-Sequencing, Upcoming Live Webinar August 22 hosted by Xtalks 2
... Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS), a leading ... and stem cell,research systems, today announced the ... company,s SmartSlide(TM) Micro-Incubation System with,Labtech International Limited ... in,France. The distributor agreement covers WaferGen,s entire ...
... 25 Senesco,Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (Amex: ... the American Stock Exchange ("AMEX") stating that the ... the AMEX,s,letters dated June 15, 2007 and October ... of publicly available information pertaining to the Company,including ...
... March 25 Epeius Biotechnologies,Corporation announced today ... for,Targeted Gene Delivery in vivo. This patent ... of highly advanced,biotechnologies embodied in the company,s ... intravenous infusion, the Epeius,tumor-targeted gene delivery system ...
Cached Biology Technology:WaferGen Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement for SmartSlide(TM) Micro-Incubation System in United Kingdom and France 2WaferGen Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement for SmartSlide(TM) Micro-Incubation System in United Kingdom and France 3WaferGen Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement for SmartSlide(TM) Micro-Incubation System in United Kingdom and France 4WaferGen Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement for SmartSlide(TM) Micro-Incubation System in United Kingdom and France 5Senesco Technologies Regains Compliance With Amex's Continued Listing Requirements 2Senesco Technologies Regains Compliance With Amex's Continued Listing Requirements 3Epeius Biotechnologies Awarded U.S. Patent for Targeted Injectable Gene Delivery In Vivo 2
... for the use of small interfering RNA ... the RNA interference (RNAi) pathway have generated ... biology fields. siRNA for experimental use can ... enzymatically, and then transfected into the target ...
... potential applications for the use of small ... expression via the RNA interference,(RNAi) pathway have ... molecular biology fields. siRNA for experimental use ... enzymatically, and then transfected into the target ...
... The HybArray 12™ is an automated hybridization ... The system automates both the hybridization and ... glass slides. A single instrument can process ... in pairs and has multi-protocol software, enabling ...
... is commonly used as a fusion partner ... The GSTTag sequence has been reported to ... the solubility of its fusion partners. When ... GSTTag fusion proteins can be purified with ...
Biology Products: