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Title: The BIRN Project: Imaging the Nervous System

The grand goal in neuroscience research is to understand how the interplay of structural, chemical and electrical signals in nervous tissue gives rise to behavior. Experimental advances of the past demore »cades have given the individual neuroscientist an increasingly powerful arsenal for obtaining data, from the level of molecules to nervous systems. Scientists have begun the arduous and challenging process of adapting and assembling neuroscience data at all scales of resolution and across disciplines into computerized databases and other easily accessed sources. These databases will complement the vast structural and sequence databases created to catalogue, organize and analyze gene sequences and protein products. The general premise of the neuroscience goal is simple; namely that with "complete" knowledge of the genome and protein structures accruing rapidly we next need to assemble an infrastructure that will facilitate acquisition of an understanding for how functional complexes operate in their cell and tissue contexts.« less
Title: The BIRN Project: Imaging the Nervous System
Publication Date: 2006-05-22
OSTI Identifier: 987417
DOE Contract Number: AC02-76SF00515
Other Number(s): Other: The BIRN Project Imaging the Nervous System
Resource Type: Multimedia
Specific Type: Multimedia Presentation
Resource Relation: Conference: SLAC Colloquium Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on May 22, 2006
Research Org: SAS-C (Society for Applied Spectroscopy)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Publisher: Science Videos from the SLAC Colloquium Series
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:25:05
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27