Brandeis University professor receives 2013 Neuroscience Prize for pioneering contributions in neural circuits Eve Marder, PhD, a professor of neuroscience at Brandeis University, may be the recipient of the 2013 Neuroscience Prize of The Gruber Basis. Marder has been honored with this prestigious worldwide award on her behalf pioneering contributions to the knowledge of neural circuits, particularly the way the properties and dynamics of neural circuits bring about specific behaviors. The award will end up being offered to Marder in NORTH PARK on Nov. 10 at the 43rd annual conference of the Culture for Neuroscience. ‘Eve Marder has made several exceptional and groundbreaking discoveries which have fundamentally transformed our knowledge of how neural circuits operate and make behavior,’ says Carol Barnes, chair of the choice Advisory Table to the Neuroscience Prize.We know that rather than single entity now, OA is the final common end-stage of a heterogeneous band of disorders which eventually results in failing of the joint. This process affects the entire joint: the cartilage, the muscle groups and synovium around the joint, the capsule which surrounds the joint, and the bones which will make up the joint. As you might expect, there can be an association between OA and coronary disease, endocrine disorders like diabetes, and depression. In individuals with knee or hip OA, the pain is worse with weight-bearing, therefore these patients tend to avoid actions which exacerbate the pain.