Brain Awareness Week 2019

A recap of this year's week of the brain.

The international week of the Brain - the “Brain Awareness Week” - took place from March 11th - 17th 2019. This year once again the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin and NeuroCure presented together with various research institutions in Berlin a diverse program including lectures, workshops and movies for people of all ages.

In one of the well-attended workshops, pupils got the opportunity to explore nerve cells through a microscope or to encounter a magnetic resonance imaging unit and its field of application. In another workshop, the team of the mobile stroke unit (STEMO) explained the students everything important about strokes and their special needs for care and let them explore their unit, which consists of a CT-scanner inside a truck.

The Exhibition “The Beautiful Mind” at the Einstein Center Digital Future showed large sized photographs of nerve cells under the microscopes of labs all around the globe. By means of immunohistochemistry, they could show movements and change within certain cells.

We hope that you got the opportunity to take part in one of the events and we are looking forward to next year’s Brain Awareness Week!

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