Brain Awareness Week (BAW) has finally arrived, and brain-related festivities are kicking off all over the world! Getting an early start, the BioBus pulled over in New York City’s bustling neighborhood of Harlem this past Saturday. Crowds gathered around the display tables stationed outside of the repurposed, 1970s school bus and climbed up the stairs into the mobile science laboratory. braiNY volunteers passed out Dana Foundation publications and brain-shaped materials at one table, while the other table had diagrams, plasticine models, and microscope slides of parts of real brains. At a glance, one could easily overlook the fluid-filled containers resting on the table. But upon closer inspection, it became clear that those containers held whole, human brains!
March 14, 2016 By Dana Foundation in Alzheimer's disease, Awareness, Brain Awareness Week, Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, Education, Events, Neuroeducation Tags: Alzheimer's disease, BAW, Biobase, BioBus, Brain Awareness Week, braiNY, c. elegans, DABI, Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, harlem, microscope slide, neuroscience, neuroscience outreach, New York City, STEM