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Neurosciences on the rise

The long, slender axons of neurons that terminate in the mouse superior colliculus — a part of the brain involved in sensation — glow blue and red after infection with fluorescent tracing viruses. (Image: Keran Yang (Kepecs lab, WashU Neuroscience))

University launches new era of progress in neuroscience

Understanding the brain and nervous system is one of the most pressing challenges in medicine. To meet this challenge, WashU Medicine has built and is opening the Neuroscience Research Building, a 609,000-square-foot facility expected to be among the nation’s premier neuroscience research hubs.

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