Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that augmented innervation, integration, and function of the transplanted organs. The work, which used a pharmacological reagent already approved for use in humans, provides a potential road map for promoting innervation — the supply of nerves to a body part — in regenerative medicine.
Neuroscience (or neurobiology) is the scientific study of the nervous system. Although neuroscience is traditionally recognized as a branch of biology, it is a multidisciplinary science, drawing from fields including anatomy, molecular biology, mathematics, medicine, pharmacology, physiology, physics, and psychology. It also exerts influence on other disciplines, such as neuroeducation,neuroethics, and neurolaw.
The scope of neuroscience has broadened to include different approaches used to study the molecular, cellular, developmental, structural, functional, evolutionary, computational, and medical aspects of the nervous system. The techniques used by neuroscientists have also expanded enormously, from molecular and cellular studies of individual nerve cells to imaging of sensory and motor tasks in the brain. Recent theoretical advances in neuroscience have also been aided by the study of neural networks.
As a result of the increasing number of scientists who study the nervous system, several prominent neuroscience organizations have been formed to provide a forum to all neuroscientists and educators. For example, the International Brain Research Organization was founded in 1960, the International Society for Neurochemistry in 1963, the European Brain and Behaviour Society in 1968, and the Society for Neuroscience in 1969. (Wikipedia)