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Beth Stevens Receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

President Obama named 96 researchers, including Beth Stevens, PhD, as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach.

See White House press release here.
See NIH press release here.

Congratulations Beth!

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NIH-supported study shows how immune cells change wiring of the developing mouse brain
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NINDS) | News Articles

A microglial cell in the mature mouse brain Researchers show how immune cells in the brain target and remove unused connections, or synapses, between neurons during normal development. Immune cells known as microglia respond to neuronal activity to select synapses to prune, and eliminate synapses in the way that bacterial cells or other pathogenic debris are eliminated.