Neuroscience Research

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system - one of the major mammalian systems responsible for sustaining life. The central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS) work in concert to coordinate basic functions such as moving and breathing, as well as 'higher order' functions including thought, speech and emotion.

Neurological Disease Product Areas

Neuroscience Research Product Areas

Incidence of Neurological Disease

The incidence of degenerative neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, is increasing worldwide. As these diseases are typically associated with advancing age, this increase is partly due to rising life expectancy. However, environmental factors such as pesticide and insecticide use, are being discussed as possible etiologies for these neurodegenerative diseases.

Classification of Disease

Neurological diseases can be classified according to their etiology. They can be caused by:

  • Genetic mutations (e.g. Huntington's disease)
  • Development abnormalities (e.g. spina bifida)
  • Degeneration (e.g. Alzheimer's disease)
  • Diseases of the blood vessels that supply the nervous system (e.g. stroke)
  • Trauma
  • Malignancy
  • Infection (e.g. encephalitis)

At present pharmacological interventions for many neurological diseases, especially the degenerative conditions, are limited and predominantly restricted to alleviation of symptoms. The understanding of the nervous system, and prevention and treatment of neurological disorders represents one of the critical goals of medical research today. Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis are currently the focus of intense neuroscience research.

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Neurodegeneration Research Product Guide

Neurodegeneration Product Guide

Updated in 2015, this guide highlights over 275 products for neurodegeneration research. Request copy or view PDF today.

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mGlu Receptors Review

Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors Scientific Review

Written by Francine Acher, an expert in the field. Request copy or view PDF today.

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Dopamine Review

Dopamine Receptors Scientific Review

Written by Phillip G. Strange and revised by Kim Neve. Request copy or view PDF today.

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GABA Review

GABA Receptors Scientific Review

Written by Ian Martin, Norman Bowery & Susan Dunn. Request copy or view PDF today.

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Parkinson's disease: Neurobiology and Therapeutic Strategies

Written by Anthony H.V. Schapira

Parkinson's Life Science Poster

Updated in 2014 - this poster summarizes the neurobiology of Parkinson's disease (PD), including new genetic insight, neurotransmitter pathways, and the role of aberrant α-synuclein metabolism in PD pathogenesis. Request copy or view PDF today.

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Alzheimer's Disease: Neurobiology and Drug Targets

Written by Alan Palmer

Alzheimer's Life Science Poster

Updated in 2015, this poster summarizes the structural and functional changes observed in the progression of this neurodegenerative disease, as well as classic AD drug targets. Request copy or view PDF today.

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Learning and Memory

Written by Clea Warburton and Zafar Bashir

Learning & Memory Life Science Poster

An overview of the cellular mechanisms underlying recognition memory and its links to long-term depression. Request copy or view PDF today.

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