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Part of UB's Brain Museum to move to Medical Campus

The University at Buffalo's world-class Brain Museum will have two addresses next year.

Part of the collection of more than 80 illuminated human brain specimens will move to the university's new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in January 2018. When the expanded medical complex opens, a portion of the collection will be housed on the first floor of the new building at Main and Allen streets.

The remaining portion of the exhibit, also known as the Museum of Neuroanatomy, will remain on UB's South Campus, where it is housed in Room 360 of the Biomedical Education Building, 3435 Main St.

The collection shows how components of nervous systems work together. Visitors are able to view the brain's layers and other components, viewing them from different angles. Medical students and researchers study the museum's slides that display cross sections of brain tissue.

The general public can check out the museum's collection by contacting the university to make an appointment for a tour. Those tours can be arranged by calling 829-3081.

The museum, founded in 1994, is the only one in the United States dedicated exclusively to the brain, according to the university.

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