Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting Showcases Strides in Brain Research

CHICAGO – Nearly 30,000 researchers from more than 80 countries gathered this week at the annual Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting, the world’s largest conference focused on scientific discovery related to the brain and nervous system. The 45th annual SfN meeting at McCormick Place convention center showcased more than 15,000 scientific presentations on advances in technologies and new research about brain structure, disease and treatments, and 517 exhibitors, according to event organizers. Presentations covered a wide variety of topics including new technologies to study the brain, the science behind addiction, potential treatments for spinal cord injuries, and the role of synapses in neurological conditions. Of particular focus was the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, the large collaborative quest to develop technologies for a dynamic view of the brain. In…


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