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Scientists give star treatment to lesser-known cells crucial for brain development

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
After decades of relative neglect, star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes are finally getting their due. To gather insight into a critical aspect of brain development, a team of scientists examined the maturation of astrocytes in 3-D structures grown in culture dishes to resemble human brain tissue.

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NINDS 2017 Nonprofit Forum

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Porter Neuroscience Bldg, NIH Main Campus

The NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites members of nonprofit organizations to the Institute's 2017 Nonprofit Forum. The Progress through Partnership Forum provides an opportunity for nonprofit leaders to network with colleagues and to engage in discussions with NINDS staff.

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The NIH NeuroBioBank: Addressing the Urgent Need for Brain Donation

Thursday, July 6, 2017
When unraveling the complexities of neurological, neurodevelopmental, and neuropsychiatric disorders, there is no substitute for studying human brain tissue. Brain donation is critically important, now more than ever. The more brain tissue available for research, the faster science can advance toward a better understanding of how to prevent, diagnose, treat, and cure disorders of the human brain. The NIH NeuroBioBank is a central resource to coordinate brain donation and the distribution of tissue to qualified researchers.

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