Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

When Things Go Wrong

Diseases and Disorders of the Human Brain

Edited by Theo Mantamadiotis

University of Melbourne, Australia

In this book we have experts writing on various neuroscience topics ranging from mental illness, syndromes, compulsive disorders, brain cancer and advances in therapies and imaging techniques. Although diverse, the topics provide an overview of an array of diseases and their underlying causes, as well as advances in the treatment of these ailments. This book includes three chapters dedicated to neurodegenerative diseases, undoubtedly a group of diseases of huge socio-economic importance due to the number of people currently suffering from this type of disease but also the prediction of a huge increase in the number of people becoming afflicted. The book also includes a chapter on the molecular and cellular aspects of brain cancer, a disease which is still amongst the least treatable of cancers.

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When Things Go WrongDiseases and Disorders of the Human BrainEdited by Theo Mantamadiotis

Published: February 29th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1072

ISBN: 978-953-51-0111-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6833-1

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

28304 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

13 Web of Science Citations

18 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Unique Properties of the Prefrontal Cortex and Mental Illness

By Wen-Jun Gao, Huai-Xing Wang, Melissa A. Snyder and Yan-Chun Li


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2. Neurocognitive Aspects of Tourette Syndrome and Related Disorders

By Marc E. Lavoie and Kieron P. O’Connor


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3. How Much Serotonin in the CNS is Too Much?

By Rui Tao and Zhiyuan Ma


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4. Brain Commissural Anomalies

By Behpour Yousefi


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5. Advances in Neuromodulation: The Orbitofrontal-Striatal Model Of, and Deep Brain Stimulation In, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

By Robert K. McClure


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6. In Search of Therapeutic Solutions for Alzheimer’s Disease

By Ricardo B. Maccioni, Gonzalo Farías, Leonel E. Rojo and José M. Jiménez


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7. Bis(12)-Hupyridone, a Promising Multi-Functional Anti-Alzheimer’s Dimer Derived from Chinese Medicine

By Wei Cui, Tony Chung-Lit Choi, Shinghung Mak, Hua Yu, Shengquan Hu, Wenming Li, Zhong Zuo and Yifan Han


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8. Schisandrin B, a Lignan from Schisandra chinensis Prevents Cerebral Oxidative Damage and Memory Decline Through Its Antioxidant Property

By Tetsuya Konishi, Vijayasree V. Giridharan and Rajarajan A. Thandavarayan


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9. CREB Signaling in Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells: Implications for a Role in Brain Tumors

By Theo Mantamadiotis, Nikos Papalexis and Sebastian Dworkin


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10. MRI Techniques and New Animal Models for Imaging the Brain

By Elodie Chaillou, Yves Tillet and Frédéric Andersson


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