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Brainstem: neural networks vital for life

Event

Starts:

December
082008

09:00

Ends:

December
092008

17:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

 

Organised by Professor John Nicholls FRS and Professor Julian Paton

A vital area of the nervous system is the brainstem, the region that initiates breathing and maintains blood pressure. Its properties were, however, neglected till recently. New experiments based on developmental studies, optical recording methods and novel transmitters have greatly advanced our knowledge of brainstem circuitry and its regulation, with potential applications to conditions such as hypertension and respiratory disorders.

Invited speakers include: Professor Lawrence Cohen, Professor Jaime Eugenin, Professor Bruce Lindsey, Professor Kenneth J. Muller, Professor Andrea Nistri, Professor Jean-Francois Brunet, Professor Jean Champagnat, Dr Mathias Dutschmann, Professor Richard L. Horner, Dr Sergey Kasparov, Professor Paul M. Pilowsky, Professor Diethelm W. Richter, Dr Jeff Smith, Professor K. Michael Spyer.

Brainstem: neural networks vital for life

Discussion meeting organised by Professor John Nicholls FRS and Professor Julian Paton

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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