To apply and gain a deeper appreciation of the information in chapter 1 of Basic Neurochemistry, please read the abstracts and introduction sections of the journal articles below and note down these aspects of the research reported:
- the essential findings
- the experimental approach
You may want to read other parts of the paper, such as the methods and discussion sections, for more details
For February 7th & 10th:
- Confocal Imaging of Glial Cells in the Intact Rat Optic Nerve; contrast the images in this 1994 paper with those in the following 2013 paper.
- Forebrain Engraftment by Human Glial Progenitor Cells Enhances Synaptic Plasticity and Learning in Adult Mice; you may find it helpful to listen to NPR’s reporting on this research or read the preview article that accompanies the research article: Do Your Glial Cells Make You Clever?
- Astrocytes go awry in Huntington’s disease—this is a news and views piece so just read the whole article.
- Effects of Sleep and Wake on Oligodendrocytes and Their Precursors
For February 14th:
- Axons Degenerate in the Absence of Mitochondria in C. elegans
- Time cells in the hippocampus: a new dimension for mapping memories
- Brain microglia: watchdogs with pedigree