FASEB (Federation of America Societies for Experimental Biology) Summer Research Conference on Neuronal Cell Cultures Held at Vermont Academy, Saxton's River, Vermont on Jul 19 - July 23, 1982.
FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SOCIETIES FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY BETHESDA MD
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This conference provided an opportunity to survey the entire scope of the contributions of nerve tissue culture to neurobiology. The first session provided a survey of the contributions of nerve tissue culture to understanding mechanisms of nerve fiber growth. The second session provided an overview of trophic factors able to influence neuronal survival and the initiation and promotion of neurite growth in tissue culture. In the third session tissue culture studies which have elucidated the influences on development of neurons of the autonomic nervous system were presented. In the fourth session the degree of sophistication in electrophysiological studies allowed by studies of cultures of dissociated nervous tissue was reviewed. Session five discussed various aspects of spinal cord physiology which have been elucidated by the use of nerve tissue cultures prepared from spinal cord itself and from spinal cord in combination with its input, that is the sensory ganglion and its output, the somatic motor neuron. In session six observations on myelin forming cells in both the central and peripheral nervous system made in tissue culture were thoroughly reviewed. The seventh session dealt with the use of nerve tissue culture for the study of invertebrate nervous system. In sessions eight and nine the culture of specific parts of the central nervous system was reviewed.
- Anatomy and Physiology