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Brain Night for Kids at The Health Museum Mar. 15

HOUSTON - (Feb. 26, 2012) - What kid wouldn’t want to touch a brain? Or see a bike safety presentation featuring an egg drop? Those are just two of the fun activities at Brain Night for Kids at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Drive.

Children will learn how their gray matter works. The free program is for children from kindergarten through fifth grade.

The Neuroscience Research Center (NRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is sponsoring the event, which is part of the center’s Partners in Education Program.

In addition to the booths and demonstrations, students will get a chance to talk to leading brain scientists from the UTHealth Medical School including John “Jack” Byrne, Ph.D., Tim Ellmore, Ph.D., and Pedro Mancias, M.D.

For information, call 713.500.5538 or email NBA-NRC@UTH.TMC.EDU.

The NRC is a university-wide center where diverse and multidisciplinary research is conducted to further the understanding of neural and behavioral disorders.

Whether conducting cellular research in laboratories or clinical trials in patient care settings, the work of NRC researchers may someday contribute to preventing and treating such devastating disorders as dementias resulting from Alzheimer's disease and stroke; mental retardation and other learning disabilities; mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and manic-depressive illness; alcoholism and other substance abuse problems; inability to process knowledge due to factors such as aging and head trauma; and disabilities due to disorders of the developing nervous system.

Rob Cahill
Media Contact: 713-500-3030