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Zebrafish larvae 72 hours post fertilization labeled with acetylated tubulin

Motor and sensory axons can be seen innervating the trunk in this lateral view. Photo courtesy of the Kucenas lab.

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Myeloid cells (green) surround Toxoplasma gondii parasites (red) in the brain

Nuclei are stained with DAPI (blue). Photo courtesy of the Harris lab, image credit: Samantha Batista.

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Microtuble Skeleton

The microtubule skeleton of newborn corticol neurons. Courtesy of the Dwyer Lab, photo taken by Katrina McNeely.

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Simultaneous visualization of five antigens in mouse cerebellum.

Courtesy of the Mandell and Papin labs. Publication accessible here.

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Axons cultured in microfluidic devices

Photo courtesy of the Deppmann lab.

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Automated Segmentation

Neurons segmented by the Acton Lab.

Picture of Dopamine Neurons

Dopamine Neurons

Signal processing by the central nervous system. Courtesy of the Guler lab.

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Embryonic Neural Stem Cells Dividing

Membrane labelled in green and microtubules in red. Photo taken by Katrina McNeely. Courtesy of the Dwyer Lab.

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Zebrafish lateral line nerve

The sensory nerve of the fish that senses vibration and water flow and helps the fish swim upright, the sensory axons are red, and the Schwann cells ensheating the axons are green. Breaks in the green labeling along the axons are the Nodes of Ranvier. Photo courtesy of the Kucenas lab.

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Microglia (red) engulfing neuronal material (green)

Courtesy of the Kipnis lab.

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Research at the University of Virginia offers new understanding of how Alzheimer's disesase develops at the molecular level, long before extensive neuronal damage occurs and symptoms show up.

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(Original article published in UVA Today by Josh Barney July 18, 2018)

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests that the risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother's microbiome - the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us - during pregnancy.

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University of Virginia researchers who are looking for potential collaborators will have a much easier search, thanks to a new program launched today by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

  • 40+Faculty Supported
  • 27Departments Collaborating
  • $1.5Million Awarded in Seed Funding