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Call for Symposia

XII European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease

Deadline for the call for symposia and technical workshops from all areas of glial research is

Monday, March 31, 2014, 12.00 p.m. / midnight (CET)

The guidelines for symposium proposals and the web form for submitting proposals can be found on the meeting website. Approximately 30 symposia will be accepted.

The Glial Meeting series has become a tradition since the first gathering in 1994 at the University of Heidelberg. Subsequent Glial Meetings have been held throughout Europe every second year. After the outstanding success of the Glia Meeting 2013 in Berlin with more than 1.000 participants, the conference returns to Spain and it will be hosted in Bilbao. Bilbao is a lively city that combines tradition with modernity and that has become a cultural reference in Southern Europe.

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A Growth Factor Heals The Damage To A Preemie's Brain — In Mice

A naturally occurring substance called epidermal growth factor appears to reverse a type of brain damage that's common in very premature infants.

Repeated doses of EGF led to the complete repair of brain injuries in baby mice that didn't get enough oxygen after birth, researchers reported in the journal Nature. "It was really amazing," says Vittorio Gallo, of Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C. "These mice looked identical to the mice that were not exposed to the injury."

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