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What I'd like to know about the brain


Why can't the brain regenerate itself?
Ben Barres Scientist
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Ben Barres (1954-2017) was Professor of Neurobiology and Developmental Biology at Stanford University. He focused his research on neuro-glial interactions in the developing central nervous system. He won many awards for his work in both research and education. Barres, a transsexual man since 1997, challenged the way he perceived women scientists to be treated differently from men scientists, based on his personal experience of such discrimination.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is a London-based television producer and director who has made a number of documentary films for BBC TV, Channel 4 and PBS.

Tags: Stanford University

Duration: 2 minutes, 52 seconds

Date story recorded: 2000

Date story went live: 28 October 2021