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MacArthur Genius Grant Winner Probes the Pruning Brain

October 1st, 2015

Episode 331 of 582 episodes

Harvard neuroscientist Beth Stevens wins a MacArthur Fellowship for studies of how microglia cells prune away excess neuronal synapses during brain development and how that necessary function might go awry in neurodegenerative diseases.

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