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Thursday, 04 January, 2018

Neuro@Noon, the Neuroscience Journal Club affiliated with the Saint Louis University Center for Neuroscience, will meet at noon on Thursday, Jan. 4. in Room M360, Schwitalla Hall.

Dan Daly, D.C., will present a paper published in Nature, “Astrocyte scar formation aids central nervous system axon regeneration.”  The article's authors challenge the current dogma that, in the mature mammalian central nervous system, severe tissue lesions result in local inhibitory factors that prevent any intrinsic regrowth of neurons. The prevailing thought is that fibrotic tissue or astrocytic scars form is deleterious to CNS recovery. Contrary to that dogma, the authors in fact show that astrocyte scar formation aids axon regeneration following spinal cord injury in mice.

Neuroscientists throughout Saint Louis University are all invited to this interdepartmental journal club. All students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcome.  During the 2017-18 academic year, the club will meet on the first Thursday of each month.