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

Our Neurodegeneration guide highlights over 275 products for neurodegeneration research. Request copy or view PDF today.

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mGlu Receptors Review

Written by Francine Acher

Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors Scientific Review

Our Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor review gives an overview of the pharmacological ligands used to study the mGlu receptors . Request copy or view PDF today.

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Dopamine Review

Written by P. Strange & K.Neve

Dopamine Receptors Scientific Review

Our Dopamine receptors review gives an overview of the dopamine receptor subtypes, and the receptor agonists and antagonists used to study them. Request copy or view PDF today.

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GABA Review

Written by I. Martin et al

GABA Receptors Scientific Review

Our GABA review gives an overview of the structure and function of the GABA receptors, as well as highlighting pharmacological ligands for their study. 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

Our Parkinson's disease (PD) poster summarizes the neurobiology of the disease, and highlights current therapeutic treatments for symptomatic PD. 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

Our Alzheimer's disease poster summarizes the structural and functional changes observed in the progression of this neurodegenerative disease. 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

Our Learning and Memory poster gives 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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Bio-Techne Events

Neuroscience 2016

Neuroscience 2016

November 12 - 16, 2016

San Diego, CA, USA

Booth: 3217