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School of Medicine joins major NIH brain mapping effort

School of Medicine joins major NIH brain mapping effort

David C. Van Essen, PhD, the Alumni Endowed Professor of Neuroscience and Matthew F. Glasser, MD, PhD, an instructor in radiology at the university’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, will create and analyze brain maps of individual people and nonhuman primates to determine the kinds of cells that comprise each brain area using data collected from people and animals scanned at collaborating sites.

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Study finds key similarities between rodent and human satellite glial cells

SGCs have been the subject of intense scrutiny for their involvement in inflammation, pain and nerve injury. The results confirm that rodents are a reliable model for translational research on these cells.

Human dorsal root ganglion stained for the neuronal marker TUJ1 (magenta) surrounded by satellite glial cells stained with FASN (green).
Human dorsal root ganglion stained for the neuronal marker TUJ1 (magenta) surrounded by satellite glial cells stained with FASN (green). OSHRI AVRAHAM, PHD

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