SFN 2017 Abstracts

This year’s SFN abstracts, for your anticipatory pleasure! INTERACTIONS BETWEEN ADULT-BORN AND DEVELOPMENTALLY-BORN NEURONS DURING LEARNING Alyssa Ash, Jack Clemans-Gibbon, Timothy O’Leary, Erin Chahley, Desiree Seib, Jason Snyder One feature that sets the dentate gyrus (DG) of the hippocampus apart from other regions of the brain is its ability to produce…

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Retroviral labelling and modulation of new neurons

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Retroviruses can infect actively dividing neural progenitor cells in the hippocampus and spare non-dividing cells such as mature neurons. With this tool we can selectively label newly born neurons. We can infect neuronal precursor cells at various stages in development and look at a neuron’s morphology at certain ages. This…

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