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  • Training neural circuits early in development improves response, study finds

    Dean of the Grainger College of Engineering Rashid Bashir.

    Rashid Bashir, the dean of the Grainger College of Engineering, led a research team that found training neurons early in their development improved their connectivity and responsivity.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Rashid Bashir, email rbashir@illinois.edu. To reach Gelson Pagan-Diaz, email gelsonj.pagan@gmail.com.

    The paper “Modulating electrophysiology of motor neural networks via optogenetic stimulation during neurogenesis and synaptogenesis” is available online.

    DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-68988-y