Search for dissertations about: "role for animals"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 471 swedish dissertations containing the words role for animals.

  1. 1. The Concepts of Health, Well-being and Welfare as Applied to Animals : A Philosophical Analysis of the Concepts with the Regard to the Differences Between Animals

    Author : Henrik Lerner; Lennart Nordenfelt; Stefan Gunnarsson; David Fraser; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Concept; concept formation; welfare; definition; health; legislation; natural behaviour; role for animals; science of animal health and welfare; veterinary medicine; well-being; begrepp; begreppsbildning; definition; djurs roller; hälsa; lagstiftning; naturligt beteende; veterinärmedicin; välbefinnande; välfärd; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract : This thesis is an analysis of the use and definition of the concepts health, well-being and welfare within the field called “the science of animal health and welfare”. The materials used are a literature survey of the field, qualitative interviews with Swedish veterinary surgeons and a study of the concepts in legislation concerning animals in England, Germany and Sweden. READ MORE

  2. 2. Beyond AMPA and NMDA: Slow synaptic mGlu/TRPC currents : Implications for dendritic integration

    Author : Marcus Petersson; Erik Fransén; Abdel El Manira; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; transient receptor potential; TRP; metabotropic glutamate receptor; mGlu1 5; dendritic integration; synaptic activation; temporal summation; low-frequency; entorhinal cortex; mathematical model; computational neuroscience; Computer science; Datavetenskap;

    Abstract : In order to understand how the brain functions, under normal as well as pathological conditions, it is important to study the mechanisms underlying information integration. Depending on the nature of an input arriving at a synapse, different strategies may be used by the neuron to integrate and respond to the input. READ MORE

  3. 3. Modulation of Neuronal Functions : the Role of SLC10A4

    Author : Kalicharan Patra; Klas Kullander; Håkan Aldskogius; Per Svenningsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; dopamine; acetylcholine; central nervous system; neuromuscular junctions; electrophysiology; monoamine; synaptic transmission; neuromodulation; Neuroscience; Neurovetenskap;

    Abstract : Mental health of a person depends on the correct functioning of the brain. The brain and the spinal cord contain many types of cells, of which one important type are called the neurons. Neurons are special in the way they connect to each other to form large networks. READ MORE

  4. 4. Cell Replacement Therapy for Parkinson's Disease: Potential for Circuitry Repair

    Author : Tiago Cardoso; Utvecklings- och regenerativ neurobiologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Rabies-based tracing; Parkinson s disease cell therapy; Cell Replacement Therapy; Human embryonic stem cells; Dopamine neuron; Synaptic integration; circuitry repair;

    Abstract : The derivation of dopamine neurons from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) now offers a promising alternative to fetal tissue for cell replacement therapy (CRT) in Parkinson´s disease (PD). Using the appropriate chemical cues in vitro, hESCs can be patterned towards bona-fide ventral midbrain (VM) DA neurons that survive, reinnervate, release DA and provide functional recovery when transplanted into rodent and non-human primate models of PD. READ MORE

  5. 5. Role of arginase in vascular function

    Author : Christian Jung; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []

    Abstract : Background Nitric oxide (NO) is central for the integrity of the cardiovascular system, the maintenance of endothelial function and the protection against ischaemic heart disease. The enzyme arginase is up-regulated during ischaemia-reperfusion and by hypoxia in cell culture and animal models which might be of pathophysiological relevance since it competes with NO synthase for their common substrate arginine. READ MORE