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Brainiacs: Recent Advances in Neuroscience

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Science Writers' Boot Camp

Monday, April 28, 2014
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with reception to follow
The National Press Club
Washington, D.C.


Learn about the latest neuroscience research from Johns Hopkins experts.

This year's event covered topics such as learning and memory, diseases of the brain, the latest in brain cancer treatments, the incredible healing power of the brain after traumatic injury and how our researchers are mapping the brain.

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Schizophrenia and Autism

The Best of Both Worlds: Nature and Nurture
Hongjun Song, Ph.D. Powerpoint Video

A Smattering of Mutations
Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D. Powerpoint Video

Mapping the Brain

Rats Use Brain "GPS Maps" to Navigate
David Foster, Ph.D. Powerpoint Video

Making New Connections...Between Neurons
Mollie Meffert, M.D., Ph.D. Video

Communication Breakdown: Neurodegeneration

The Unlikely Suspect: Neurons Not Responsible for ALS?
Jeffrey Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D. Video

Learning and Memory

Erasing Emotional Memory
Richard Huganir, Ph.D. Powerpoint Video

The Molecular Basis of Long-Term Memory
David Linden, Ph.D. Presentation Video

Recovery After Brain Injury

Relearning Movement After Brain Damage
Amy Bastian, Ph.D. Video

Monitoring Stroke Recovery with Brain Images
Argye Hillis, M.D. Powerpoint Video

Motor Recovery After Stroke in Mice and Man
John Krakauer, M.D. Video

Brain Cancer

Breakthrough Treatments: Brain Tumor Vaccines and Direct-to-the-Brain Chemotherapy
Henry Brem, M.D. Video