Neural development
Neural development refers to the processes that generate, shape, and reshape the nervous system, from the earliest stages of embryogenesis to the final years of life. The study of neural development ...
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This amazing footage shows the development of sensory neurons in zebrafish. (via The Science Explorer)
Neurons Forming Connections In Vitro
Neurons forming connections in vitro. via mymedicalwall
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Gastrulation
Gastrulation is a phase early in the embryonic development of most animals, during which the single-layered blastula is reorganized into a trilaminar ("three-layered") structure known as the gastrula....
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Neurulation
Neurulation refers to the folding process in vertebrate embryos, which includes the transformation of the neural plate into the neural tube. The embryo at this stage is termed the neurula.The process ...
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Neural tube
In the developing chordate (including vertebrates), the neural tube is the embryo's precursor to the central nervous system, which comprises the brain and spinal cord. The neural groove gradually deep...
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Germinal matrix
In anatomy, the germinal matrix is a highly cellular and highly vascularized region in the brain from which cells migrate out during brain development. The germinal matrix is the source of both neuron...
Neural stem cell
Neural stem cells (NSCs) are self-renewing, multipotent cells that generate the main phenotype of the nervous system. Stem cells are characterized by their capability to differentiate into multiple ce...
Neuroblast
A neuroblast is a dividing cell that will develop into a neuron often after a migration phase. Neuroblasts differentiate from neural stem cells and are committed to the neuronal fate. The main differe...
Neurogenesis
Neurogenesis (birth of neurons) is the process by which neurons are generated from neural stem cells and progenitor cells. Neurogenesis is most active during pre-natal development, and is responsibl...
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Axon guidance
Axon guidance (also called axon pathfinding) is a subfield of neural development concerning the process by which neurons send out axons to reach the correct targets. Axons often follow very precise ...
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Synaptogenesis
Synaptogenesis is the formation of synapses between neurons in the nervous system. Although it occurs throughout a healthy person's lifespan, an explosion of synapse formation occurs during early brai...
Eye development
The eye begins to develop as a pair of optic vesicles on each side of the forebrain at the end of the 4th week of pregnancy. Optic vesicles are outgrowings of the brain which make contact with the sur...
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Neurodevelopmental disorder
Neurodevelopmental disorders are impairments of the growth and development of the brain or central nervous system. A narrower use of the term refers to a disorder of brain function that affects emotio...
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Neuro-cardio-facial-cutaneous syndromes
Neuro-cardio-facial-cutaneous-syndromes (NCFC), (also referred to as neuro-craniofacial-cardiac syndromes) is a group of developmental disorders with a genetic ground, affecting the nervous system, ci...
Radial glial cell
Radial glial cells are bipolar-shaped cells that span the width of the cortex in the developing central nervous system (CNS) and serve as primary progenitors capable of generating neurons, astrocytes,...
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