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All Seminars are held in the Gavin De Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Thursday 1-2pm (unless otherwise stated)

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Wednesday June 29th 

Dr Richard Poole, UCL CDB
Title: Many ways to make a neuron? Asymmetric embryonic lineages and post-embryonic glia-to-neuron transitions
Host: Prof Claudio Stern

JZ Young Lecture Theatre NB: Change of venue
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Thursday June 30th - JZ Young Lecture Theatre NB: Change of venue

Hyung Chul (Stern Lab) Different combinations of signal inputs for specific cellular events to establish          embryonic axis

Johanna Buchler (Salinas Lab) The Wnt co-receptor LRP6 and synapse regulation

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Scientists gain insight into motor neurone disease

18 November 2008

Scientists have identified a molecule which could be key to understanding the cause of motor neurone disease (MND) and other neurodegenerative disorders. 

Prof Patricia Salinas

The team, from University College London and King's College London, showed the molecule, Wnt3, plays a key role in establishing connections between nerve cells and the muscles they control. 

Lead researcher Professor Patricia Salinas said: "The work we are publishing today puts an important piece of the puzzle in place and offers up a new possibility for developing drugs to treat MND and other neurodegenerative diseases."

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Prof Patricia Salinas
UCL News
BBSRC News
BBC News
Full report in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Image: "The image was obtained from a fluorescence microscope depicting the motor nerve (red) on the light beige background (muscle tissue) and the synapses in green and yellow. The images was obtained from a mouse diaphragm (a muscle that control breathing)." Courtesy of Professor Patricia Salinas

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