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Axons find their way in the snow
Yimin Zou


In February 2009, Keystone, Colorado, hosted the third Symposium on `Axonal Connections: Molecular Cues for Development and Regeneration', organized by Marie Filbin, John Flanagan and Liqun Luo. Researchers from diverse backgrounds spent the week discussing the latest findings in axon guidance, synapse formation, dendrite development and axon regeneration. The meeting was held jointly with another Keystone Symposium on `Neurodegenerative Diseases: New Molecular Mechanisms', and the two meetings profited from the lively discussions fuelled with questions from both fields in the joint sessions, which featured topics of common interest, such as axon degeneration, regeneration and neural stem cells.


  • The input from the meeting organizers and from many speakers during the preparation of this meeting report is highly appreciated. Apologies to those whose outstanding talks are not mentioned owing to space limitations. Y.Z.'s work is supported by NINDS, the Packard ALS Research Center and the Roman Reed Foundation on Axon Regeneration.

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