iNano Seminar 

Cerebrospinal fluid: the missed component in brain development and function

by Dr Jaleel Miyan, University of Manchester

Friday 9th November 2012


Room: Maudland MB51

The brain and spinal cord develop around a fluid filled tube that remains with us for our whole life. You produce 5 times the volume of fluid you can hold in your head every day and it therefore needs a good drainage system. Any problem with these drains can kill you within hours and this commonly happens following serious head injuries. Very little is known about the function of the fluid except for its mechanical support of the brain inside the skull. We have been studying this fluid and its role in develoment and have found it to be a critical factor in both normal and abnormal development. Most importantly we have found it to be a delivery system for nutrients to the…

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