Atlas of the Developing Rat Nervous System, Third Edition

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9780123694812: Atlas of the Developing Rat Nervous System, Third Edition

The Atlas of the Developing Rat Nervous System, 3rd edition builds on the many excellent features of the second edition by increasing the number of ages represented and by the inclusion of colour plates. The third edition now contains over 20% more plates with the added material depicting early ages not well covered in earlier editions and yet is presented in a concise easy-to-use format. The Atlas provide the most comprehensive depiction not just of structures in the brain and spinal cord but also of peripheral nervous system elements and their target organs that are important for developmental neurobiologists. This allows the user to follow seamlessly neural structures through the developing embryo in both time and space. The nomenclature and identification of structures in the third edition has been thoroughly updated to ensure accuracy and compatibility with modern developmental biology findings and terminology.

* Detailed and accurate atlas of developing rat nervous system from embryonic to early postnatal ages, thereby covering the full developmental continuum
* Essential for the interpretation of findings resulting from the genetic manipulation of brain development
* 249 Photographs and 249 accompanying diagrams of coronal (C) or sagittal (S) sections of rats aged E12 (C&S), E13 (C&S), E14 (C&S), E16 (C&S), E19 (C&S), and P0 (C) as well as 14 line diagrams of E17
* Produced by the most experienced team of brain cartographers
* In addition to brain structures, the atlas delineates peripheral nerves, ganglia, arteries, veins, muscles, bones and other important organs
* The accompanying DVD includes all drawings in pdf and eps formats, and electronic files of photographs of the Nissl or Hematoxylin and eosin stained sections

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About the Author:

Professor George Paxinos, AO (BA, MA, PhD, DSc) completed his BA at The University of California at Berkeley, his PhD at McGill University, and spent a postdoctoral year at Yale University. He is the author of almost 50 books on the structure of the brain of humans and experimental animals, including The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, now in its 7th Edition, which is ranked by Thomson ISI as one of the 50 most cited items in the Web of Science. Dr. Paxinos paved the way for future neuroscience research by being the first to produce a three-dimensional (stereotaxic) framework for placement of electrodes and injections in the brain of experimental animals, which is now used as an international standard. He was a member of the first International Consortium for Brain Mapping, a UCLA based consortium that received the top ranking and was funded by the NIMH led Human Brain Project. Dr. Paxinos has been honored with more than nine distinguished awards throughout his years of research, including: The Warner Brown Memorial Prize (University of California at Berkeley, 1968), The Walter Burfitt Prize (1992), The Award for Excellence in Publishing in Medical Science (Assoc Amer Publishers, 1999), The Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research (2001), The Alexander von Humbolt Foundation Prize (Germany 2004), and more.

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