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Researchers expatiate on Japanese Encephalitis

Vinay Kumar Sharma (Chandigarh): International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) -Asia Pacific Regional Committee (APRC) supported school on the theme ‘Blood-Brain-Barrier: From Basic Physiology to Neurological Disorders finally ended on a good note. The day started with an informative lecture from Prof. Sunit Kumar Singh, Banaras Hindu University,Varanasi. He talked about the epidemic of Japanese Encephalitis in Gorakhpur and also discussed the possible strategies that can inhibit the associated neuro-inflammatory conditions during the infection. He also highlighted the possible role of micro RNAs as a treatment strategy for virus associated encephalitis. Dr. Rajnish Kumar, faculty, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, talked about the possibility of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the research area of neuroscience. AI is a branch of computer science that we are using on daily basis on our mobile phones and this technology can be used for understanding neural connections. AI is used to create models and help in understanding brain and related disorders. The day ended with a valedictory ceremony where participants expressed their heartfelt emotions and shared their experience of their stay in “The City Beautiful.” The IBRO School 2019 ended with the felicitation of participants by Prof. Rajat Sandhir and the organizing team.

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