Books in the Series:
Neurobiological Basis of Migraine
Turgay Dalkara, Michael A. Moskowitz
May 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
Neurobiological Basis of Migraine provides focused but broad-ranging coverage on the neurobiological mechanisms of migraine headaches. First, the pathways and networks mediating the headache, underlying physiological mechanisms, characteristics of visceral pain, and concept of dural neurogenic inflammation are introduced. This background paves the way for understanding mechanisms sustaining head pain and photophobia, which are complemented by reviews of pharmacology and recently discovered novel treatments of the migraine headache. These basic chapters are followed by clinical and genetic information about migraine that provide the links to concepts such as cortical spreading depression (CSD), ion channels, transporters, and epilepsy. Exciting recent developments on the migraine mutations discovered and their role in CSD and the role of CSD in aura and trigeminal activation (headache) are also introduced.
Building Brains: An Introduction to Neural Development, 2nd Edition
David J. Price, Andrew P. Jarman, John O. Mason, Peter C. Kind
Nov 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
Building Brains: An Introduction to Neural Development, 2nd Edition describes how brains construct themselves, from simple beginnings in the early embryo to become the most complex living structures on the planet. It explains how cells first become neural, how their proliferation is controlled, what regulates the types of neural cells they become, how neurons connect to each other, how these connections are later refined under the influence of neural activity, and why some neurons normally die. This student-friendly guide stresses and justifies the generally-held belief that a greater knowledge of how nervous systems construct themselves will help us find new ways of treating diseases of the nervous system that are thought to originate from faulty development, such as autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy, and schizophrenia.