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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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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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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.

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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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Meticulous new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has changed a well-accepted scientific belief about neurons, the vital nerve cells that allow us to experience the world and record those experiences as memories in our brains.

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Clinical neuropsychologist Scott Sperling looked beyond the physical benefits of the focused ultrasound procedure to measure the quality-of-life effects as well. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)

A high-tech form of brain surgery that replaces scalpels with sound waves improved quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease that has resisted other forms of treatment, a new study has found.


The first round of funding for the new rapid seed funding initiative 3 Cavaliers has been completed and the projects are intriguing. Read about the projects funded by the Brain Institute here.

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