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October 20, 2006

America's Best and Brightest Neurosurgeons to Gather at the MBL

MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—America's most "up-and-coming" neurosurgeons will join some of the nation's leading neuroscientists at the MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) next week for the Research Update in Neuroscience for Neurosurgeons (RUNN) course, an intensive week-long program designed to provide young neurosurgeons with an introduction to, and a review of, the most important up-to-date neuroscience concepts and research relevant to neurosurgery.

A number of distinguished experts in various fields of neuroscience will teach the course, which will cover fundamental topics in neuroscience along with practical applications to neurosurgery. The meeting is sponsored by the Society of Neurological Surgeons, the oldest neurosurgical society in the world.

The MBL has a long and rich tradition of neuroscience research and education. Throughout its history, scientists have come to the laboratory to study simple marine organisms such as squid, zebrafish, and horseshoe crabs to aid in the understanding of nervous system functions, including nerve cell communication and function, vision, and learning and memory.  Today, the MBL's virtual Neuroscience Institute, comprised of neuroscientists from research institutions worldwide, fosters the presence, prominence, and growth of neuroscience at the MBL, and promotes interactions and collaborations among members of the neuroscience community.  Likewise, the MBL’s NeuroImaging Cluster brings together some of the top experts and the most advanced equipment in this burgeoning research area that enables scientists to study the rapid-fire nature of nerve cells.


The MBL is a leading international, independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to discovery and to improving the human condition through creative research and education in the biological, biomedical and environmental sciences. Founded in 1888 as the Marine Biological Laboratory, the MBL is the oldest private marine laboratory in the Western Hemisphere. For more information, visit www.MBL.edu