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Saak V. Ovsepian

Saak V. Ovsepian is a Professor and the Head of the Department of Experimental Neurobiology at the National Institute of Mental Health, Prague. He has expertise in neurobiology, cell biology, learning and memory, and neurophysiology. His research focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

The Dark Matter Of The Brain Lights Up!

Published by Saak V. Ovsepian Department of Experimental Neurobiology at the National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany, Czech Republic These findings are described in the article entitled ’The Dark Matter of the Brain“, recently published in the journal Brain Structure and […]

When Brain Bleeds Glutamate: A New Perspective On Alzheimer’s Disease   

Deposition of amyloid beta (Aβ) plaques in the brain is the most acknowledged feature of Alzheimer’s disease. Despite decades of research, debate persists over the impact of plaques on neuronal activity and brain function. At the core of the amyloid […]

More Than Just A Neuron: A New Trick From An Old Dog

The term neuron refers to an electrically excitable cell specialized for the reception, processing, and transmission of information (electrochemical signals) throughout the nervous system and the rest of the body. Neurons are the principal structural and functional blocks of the central […]

The Melody Of Sugar: A New Dimension In Diabetes Research

Diabetes Mellitus refers to a group of prevalent metabolic disorders manifested by the persistent rise in blood sugar level. Once sweet and pleasing, when in compulsive excess, sugar in diabetics threatens with hyperglycemic coma and imminent death if left untreated, […]

Pain Relief With Interference shRNA Proves Viable

Pain is the number one cause of distress, signaling the onset of tissue damage. In the vast majority of cases, pain sensation is induced by the overstimulation of specific types of sensory nerve fibers, which respond to injurious stimuli that […]

The Birth Of Synapse – A Brief History Of One Of The Most Intricate Inventions Of Life

The stunning complexity of life at its very foundation leaves countless fundamental queries beyond the reach of scientific interpretation. One of the big disputes in evolutionary neurobiology is the origin of the synapse, a specialized organelle that empowers nerve cells […]