Neuroscientist Ben Barres Dies at Age 63, leaving behind a legacy.

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A professor of neurobiology, of developmental biology and of neurology, Barres was widely praised as a stellar and passionate scientist whose methodologic rigor was matched only by his energy and enthusiasm. He was devoted to his scholarly pursuits and to his trainees, advocating unrelentingly on their behalf.  He especially championed the cause of women in the sciences, with whom he empathized; he was transgender.

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Goldman, B. (n.d.). Neuroscientist Ben Barres, who identified crucial role of glial cells, dies at 63. Retrieved February 15, 2018, from

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