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Anna Krasnow's work on myelination is published in Nature Neuroscience

Anna Krasnow's work on myelination is published in Nature Neuroscience

Anna Krasnow, a PhD student on the Wellcome Trust Neuroscience program, has just published her study on myelination in Nature Neuroscience. Anna, who is predominently based in David Attwell's lab at UCL, collaborated with Leo Valdivia in Steve Wilson's group on this work. The resulting paper looks at the role that calcium transients in oligodendrocytes have on the developing myelin sheath. Anna found that neuronal activity raises calcium levels in developing oligodendrocytes and that myelin sheath elongation is promoted by high frequency calcium transients. 

Congratulations Anna et al on a beautiful study!

Click this link to read the accompanying News and Views piece on this study in Nature Neuroscience. 

 

 

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International Zebrafish Meeting

Forget Disneyland the most exciting thing happening in Florida this summer is Ana Faro’s talk at the International Zebrafish Meeting. Sorry Mickey! 

Lisbon learning

Four zebrafish PhD students have spent their summer learning, teaching and eating pasteis de nata on the Advanced Behaviour Technology at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.

Research image featured on BBC website

A research image from the Zebrafish Brain Atlas (zebrafishbrain.org) by PhD student Kate Turner is featured in a BBC article on tracking cells in the embryo.