ATLANTA -- Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University will present an array of new data at this year's Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, October 23 27, 2004. More than 15 researchers will present findings from their studies, which range from the role of behavior on brain development to the use of infrared eye-tracking technology to detect mild cognitive impairment.
"It's quite an honor for the Yerkes Research Center to be so well represented at the premier meeting of neuroscientists," said Stuart Zola, PhD, director of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. "Our comprehensive program involves many of the brightest minds in the field and positions us as a leading center to address current and future health-care challenges," Zola continued.
Mike Kuhar, PhD, chief of the Division of Neuroscience at the Yerkes Research Center, adds "Yerkes-based research is critical to answering questions about how the brain functions and how it interacts with the body. With this knowledge, and continued work in the field, we are forging new frontiers in the neurosciences that will provide us a more comprehensive understanding of the brain than ever before."
Following is a day-by-day overview of some of the data Yerkes researchers are presenting. Dates and times are listed for embargo purposes. Complete abstracts are available on the Society's Web site at http://sfn.scholarone.com/itin2004/.
October 23, 2004
Each study is embargoed until the date and time of presentation.
John Redmond, PhD, research associate: the role of gender differences in memory and performance, and which regions of the brain control these differences. (4 p.m. 5 p.m.)
- Todd Preuss, PhD, associate research professor, and his research team: Identified human genes that are more
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