Memories and Promises of the Enteric Nervous System and Its Functions

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    This is a very personal reminiscence of the long period of Enteric Nervous System research in which I have been involved. I started to work on the gut in the early 60s really because in Turin when I arrived from Argentina, where my family migrated temporarily after the WWII, nobody was seriously working on the brain. In Anatomy they were studying the neural “intramural plexuses” and that for me was close enough to the nervous system. I grew up in the mountains near Turin near the French border where our ex-family house still bears our name. I joined the Department of Anatomy as an intern student and I was privileged to seat at a desk where a previous generation of young scientists, who studied under the professor of Anatomy A. Levi, the founder of the methods for culturing neural tissue. They were Salvador Luria, Renato Dulbecco and Rita Levi-Montalcini, who, after migrating to the USA, were each were given the Noble prize.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Enteric Nervous System: 30 Years Later
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages1-9
    Number of pages9
    Volume891
    ISBN (Print)9783319275901
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
    Volume891
    ISSN (Print)0065-2598
    ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019

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    Costa, M. (2016). Memories and Promises of the Enteric Nervous System and Its Functions. In The Enteric Nervous System: 30 Years Later (Vol. 891, pp. 1-9). (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; Vol. 891). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27592-5_1