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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.

View the Presentations

Schizophrenia and Autism

The Best of Both Worlds: Nature and Nurture

Hongjun Song, Ph.D. 

A Smattering of Mutations

Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D. 

Mapping the Brain

Rats Use Brain "GPS Maps" to Navigate

David Foster, Ph.D. 

Making New Connections...Between Neurons

Mollie Meffert, M.D., Ph.D. 


Communication Breakdown: Neurodegeneration

The Unlikely Suspect: Neurons Not Responsible for ALS?

Jeffrey Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D. 


Learning and Memory

Erasing Emotional Memory

Richard Huganir, Ph.D. 

The Molecular Basis of Long-Term Memory

David Linden, Ph.D. 

Recovery After Brain Injury

Relearning Movement After Brain Damage

Amy Bastian, Ph.D. 


Monitoring Stroke Recovery with Brain Images

Argye Hillis, M.D. 

Motor Recovery After Stroke in Mice and Man

John Krakauer, M.D. 


Brain Cancer

Breakthrough Treatments: Brain Tumor Vaccines and Direct-to-the-Brain Chemotherapy

Henry Brem, M.D. 


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