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Posted by | 14 August 2018
Rapid onset form of Wallerian degeneration in the adult neocortex

In a 2-photon imaging tour de force from postdocs Alison Canty and Lieven Huang, the real-time cellular dynamics of axon degeneration in the mammalian brain was investigated. Fundamental differences were...

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Posted by | 3 July 2018
New paper on ageing of the somatosensory cortex

We have a new paper in PLoS One comparing the neuropil ultrastructure and connectivity of aged and adult mice. The effects of aging on neuropil structure in mouse somatosensory cortex—A...

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Posted by | 30 May 2018
New collaborative Innovative Training Networks project

Vincenzo De Paola, along with Ramiro Almeida, Catalina Betancur, Daniel Choquet, Ana Luísa Carvalho, Peter Kind, Thomas Knöpfel, Emily Osterweil, Carmen Sandi, Eurotrials, Lundbeck, and The Zeiss Group, is part...

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Posted by | 12 April 2018
Carla Pernaci joins the Group

Carla Pernaci, from the Department of Neuroscience "Rita Levi Montalcini" at the University of Turin, Italy, joins the Group as a MSc ERASMUS student. Welcome, Carla!

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Posted by | 11 March 2018
Raquel Real wins 2018 Proteintech FENS travel grant

Raquel Real wins a €500 FENS travel grant from Proteintech to attend the 11th Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum of Neuroscience, 7 – 11 July 2018 in Berlin,...

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Posted by | 6 March 2018
The Group will attend the 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience

The Synaptic Plasticity and Repair Group will attend the 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, the largest European neuroscience meeting, 7 – 11 July 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

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Posted by | 9 November 2017
New paper reviews in vivo optical imaging of CNS injury and disease

We have a cover article in the The Journal of Neuroscience discussing recent advances in understanding neuronal, glial, and other cellular responses to CNS injury and disease with in vivo...

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Posted by | 8 September 2017
Raquel Real wins poster prize at the Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium

Raquel Real wins #NNHD2017 Poster Prize for her poster presentation on neuronal network dysfunction in a new humanised mouse model of Down syndrome at the 6th Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium -...

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Posted by | 5 September 2017
New paper on fully-automated method for detecting axonal synapses

We have a new paper in PLoS One demonstrating a new, fully-automated, highly accurate approach for detecting axonal synapses (boutons). Detection of axonal synapses in 3D two-photon images. Bass, C.,...

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Posted by | 17 July 2017
Maria Tortora joins the Group

Maria Tortora joins the Group on a 3 year Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) PhD Scholarship to work on a new in vivo model of axon pathology in human tau mutants. In...

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