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Space station project seeks to crystallize the means to counteract nerve poisons

Monday, July 17, 2017
The microgravity conditions of the International Space Station (ISS) may hold the key to improving our understanding of how to combat toxic nerve agents such as sarin and VX. That is the hope of Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) project that is part of an initiative at the National Institutes of Health aimed at developing improved antidotes for chemical agents.

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Affirmative Attention: Advancing Science Through Diversity

Monday, July 17, 2017 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | LIVE Video Broadcast and Online Discussion

Join SfN and NIH leaders in the field of biomedical research for a live video broadcast and online discussion about how diversity strengthens science. Speakers will present data on the scientific workforce and provide examples of what individuals at institutions can do to ensure that diversity is prioritized at all levels.

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Doctor Walter Koroshetz

The NIH NeuroBioBank: Addressing the Urgent Need for Brain Donation

Thursday, June 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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