Meso-brain at Brain Awareness Week (BAW)

MESO-BRAIN is officially a registered partner of Brain Awareness Week (BAW).

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3D imaging of neurons in hydrogel

3D imaging of neurons in hydrogel obtained at ICFO on a sample prepared by UB. Active neurons were observed in 5 layers.

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Meso-brain at Edinburgh University’s 7th Annual Neuroscience to Neurology day

We are pleased to announce that MESO-BRAIN’s Derek McKenzie will be participating in Edinburgh University’s 7th Annual Neuroscience to Neurology day on the 2nd of March 2019 to introduce the leading-edge work of the project to a new generation of young researchers

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MESO-BRAIN on Television

We are delighted to be able recommend a television programme – Operation Ouch on BBC iPlayer – which features the MESO-BRAIN programme. MESO-BRAIN is featured in episode 6 of series 7 which went out out on CBBC at 17:30 on Wednesday 02 January 2019. The programme is available on the BBC iPlayer.

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Laser structured 3D scaffolds for development of 3D neuronal networks

The video provides an instructive example of the enabling power of well-engineered 3D scaffold platforms. An iPSCs-derived neuronal cell network developed on 3D laser produced scaffold at day 69 of neuronal differentiation is presented. The video has been reconstructed from a stack of confocal microscopy images. Neurons are green (MAP2 staining), red dots are synaptic connections (PSD95 staining ), and blue are cell nuclei. Laser structured 3D scaffold represent a great artificial platform for the development of 3D neuronal networks. Obtained neuronal cell populations are currently undergoing thorough characterization using additional markers.

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MESO-BRAIN poised for final year delivery

The MESO-BRAIN project met in the splendid setting of the Medical School Buildings at the University of Barcelona for a review of progress at the end of Year 2 and planning for the final 12 months of the project.

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Meso-brain makes recordings with iPSC cell cultures

As the project heads into the last 12 months of activity, recent recordings of Axol iPSC cell cultures show great promise for the achievement of the final results.

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The Brain Conferences: Cortex Development and Evolution (FENS) – Blog from James Crowe

FENS, The Brain Prize and IBRO-PERC stipend recipient, James Crowe attended The Brain Conferences: Cortex Development and Evolution (FENS), which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. James is a PhD candidate at the Department of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, UK. His research focuses upon building human cortical networks-in-a-dish using iPSC-derived neural stem cells, with the aim of exploring network connectivity. James discusses his attendance of the conference where he presented his research.

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Photonics meets Biology summer school IV (PMB IV) – Blog from James Crowe

A PhD candidate working on the MESO-BRAIN project, James Crowe attended the Photonics meets Biology summer school IV (PMB IV), which took place in Tarragona, Spain. James discusses his attendance of the conference where he presented his research. This year’s biennial Photonics meets Biology summer school was held in the Catalonian city of Tarragona. The summer schools brings together expertise in leading-edge research, and focuses on the union of photonic and biological sciences to revolutionise the use of lasers in the biomedical field.

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MESO-BRAIN research reported on local television

Prof Eric Hill from Aston University explains at Birmingham News how new brain cell scaffolds could provide clues to help develop therapies for Alzheimer’s disease.

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