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Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences

Neurological diseases represent enormous health, economic, and social burdens to the United States as well as the rest of the world. Chronic pain, for example, is estimated to affect more than 50% of the U.S. population, and its direct and indirect economic impact is estimated to exceed $100 billion annually.

The Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences aims to foster creativity and collaboration among people who have a passion for understanding the complexities of the nervous system and applying this knowledge to improve human health, productivity, and quality of life.


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Students from several high schools came to UNE for the Southern Maine Brain Bee, an annual neuroscience competition
Students from several high schools came to UNE for the Southern Maine Brain Bee, an annual neuroscience competition

UNE hosts high school students for annual neuroscience competition

Twenty-three students from local high schools competed in the 2020 Southern Maine Brain Bee hosted by UNE’s Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences (CEN). Students...

Derek Molliver and Ian Meng of UNE's Department of Biomedical Sciences at world's the largest gathering of neuroscientists
Derek Molliver and Ian Meng of UNE's Department of Biomedical Sciences at world's the largest gathering of neuroscientists

UNE well represented at international neuroscience conference

Members of UNE’s Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences (CEN) recently attended the annual Society for Neuroscience conference, the largest gathering of neuroscientists in the...

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