MaxWell Monthly Must-Reads (February 2020)

It is finally time for a new MaxWell Monthly Must-Reads. Last months edition highlighted the topic of Axons and for the February edition we are focusing on Retina applications. Below you can find five publications related to the topic of Retina. Besides citing five articles, we also pick and highlight one article each month. This month we decided to provide you with a summary of the article that was published last year by Mure et al. We hope you enjoy reading…

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MaxWell Monthly Must-Reads (January 2020)

A new year also means a new edition of MaxWell’s Monthly Must-Reads. This year we have prepared twelve interesting topics for you to read more about. Each month we will highlight one groundbreaking article for you. In addition to this, four related articles are added to the must-reads! To start off 2020, here are five publications related to the topic of Axons. The Axon Initial Segment is the Dominant Contributor to the Neuron’s Extracellular Electrical Potential Landscape by Douglas J.…

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MxW Celebrates: Team Event

A day in Zurich with MaxWell Biosystems! MxW Annual Team Event—to celebrate the third year anniversary of MaxWell Biosystems, the MxW Team gathered in Zurich on the 3rd of October, to enjoy a wonderful day while looking back at these three amazing years. Zurich Instruments At 9:45 AM, the entire team gathered at Technopark Zurich. This would be the location of the first activity of the day. We were warmly welcomed by Dr. Sadik Hafizovic (CEO) and Dr. Flavio Heer (CTO)…

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Cell Story Challenge Winners

We are excited to announce the winners of our first Cell Story Challenge. Lill Eva Johansen BCRM, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Neural Circuit Development and Disease Lab – Dr. Jeroen Pasterkamp Research Goal: Interrogating human iPSC-derived motor neurons about nerve conduction in an in vitro model of multifocal motor neuropathy Background and motivation:Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN) is a motor neuron-specific autoimmune neuropathy with the electrophysiological hallmark of conduction block, causing asymmetrical weakness in distal parts of limbs which…

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MxW Monthly Must-Reads (01.2019)

Welcome to the first MxW Monthly Must-Reads (MMM) of 2019! This month’s selection of articles focuses on retina research. The retina, an extension of the brain and the first stage of visual input processing, extracts information about various features of visual stimuli, including size, contrast, colour, orientation and motion direction. With a diversity of neural subtypes both on the levels of local processing and downstream output via retinal ganglion cells, the retina is an amazing model for studying functional sub-circuits…

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