Society for Neuroscience runs 45th annual symposium

Scientists from the world’s premier academic institutions gathered at McCormick Place to discuss the newest findings regarding the brain at the Society for Neuroscience’s 45th annual symposium, known informally as Neuroscience 2015.The conference, held from October 17 to 21, featured rows of poster displays. Each one detailed new discoveries made by neuroscience researchers. Corporations and small businesses showcased new techniques and lab equipment, including multiphoton microscopes and neural imaging cameras. The scientists in attendance were invited to use the equipment.  Throughout the day, there were special lectures by esteemed scientists, including Dr. Francis Collins, current director of the National Institutes of Health and former leader of the Human Genome Project. Some researchers traveled to the conference from as far as Europe and Asia, while others came from as near as…


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