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We have developed a genetic approach to examine the role of spontaneous activity and synaptic release in the establishment and maintenance of an olfactory sensory map. Conditional expression of tetanus toxin light chain, a molecule that inhibits synaptic release, does not perturb targeting during development, but neurons that express this molecule in a(More)
Different CNS regions exhibit different temporal patterns of oligodendrocyte generation and myelinogenesis. Characterization of oligodendrocyte-type-2 astrocyte progenitor cells (here abbreviated as O-2A/OPCs) isolated from different regions indicates these developmental patterns are consistent with properties of the specific O-2A/OPCs resident in each(More)
In our attempts to understand how the balance between self-renewal and differentiation is regulated in dividing precursor cells, we have discovered that intracellular redox state appears to be a critical modulator of this balance in oligodendrocyte-type-2 astrocyte (O-2A) progenitor cells. The intracellular redox state of freshly isolated progenitor cells(More)
BACKGROUND While families headed by same-sex couples have achieved greater public visibility in recent years, there are still many challenges for these families in dealing with legal and community contexts that are not supportive of same-sex relationships. The Work, Love, Play study is a large longitudinal study of same-sex parents. It aims to investigate(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that children with same-sex attracted parents score well in psychosocial aspects of their health, however questions remain about the impact of stigma on these children. Research to date has focused on lesbian parents and has been limited by small sample sizes. This study aims to describe the physical, mental and social(More)
BACKGROUND There are an increasing number of children in Australia growing up with same-sex attracted parents. Although children from same-sex parent families do in general perform well on many psychosocial measures recent research is beginning to consider some small but significant differences when these children are compared with children from other(More)
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