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August 20, 2018
Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, parkinson's

An aquarium fish that senses the Earth’s magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders function.

August 20, 2018
NIH grant to advance biological circuits

A cross-disciplinary team of biomedical and electrical engineers will build biological circuits, oscillators and toggle switches inside cells to respond to electromagnetic fields as a means to fight against neurological illnesses and diseases.

June 28, 2018
The Neuroscience behind social media use

There’s no official medical diagnosis for excessive social media use — at least not yet. However, new research suggests that compulsive use of online social networking sites may be more than just an innocuous habit.

Early source of irritable bowel syndrome discovered
June 14, 2018
Early source of irritable bowel syndrome discovered

Michigan State University scientists have identified an early cause of intestinal inflammation, one of the first stages of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, which afflict about 11 percent of the world’s population.

May 25, 2018
What do you hear? Laurel or Yanny

In this video from the McGovern institute for Brain Research at MIT, PhD students Dana Boebinger and Kevin Sitek, unpack the science around this hot debat

May 11, 2018
It's not my fault, my brain implant made me do it

Lawyers, philosophers and ethicists have labored to define the conditions under which individuals are to be judged legally and morally responsible for their actions.

May 4, 2018
Post-Baccalaureate training opportunity

Oregon Health & Science University is offering a new neuroscience post-baccalaureate training opportunity which will begin September 2018. We are currently recruiting applicants through June 1, 2018. Please see the attached flyer for more details. The program is specifically for individuals from NIH underrepresented groups.

William Yakah:  Connecting the Dots
March 1, 2018
William Yakah: Connecting the Dots

William is a junior majoring in neuroscience and is a College of Natural Science Dean's Research Scholar. Yakah is an international student who hails from Accra, Ghana.

February 8, 2018
Darwin Day talk in Grand Rapids February 8th

Our human mind has evolved from an ape mind over the past six million years. How have our brains and genes changed to bring this about

February 8, 2018
Darwin Day Lecture - Darwin and the "Soul"

Join Dr. Reimers as he discusses the question of how the so-called 'higher capacities' of humanity could have evolved has vexed scientists since Charles Darwin on February 14, 2018 at the Women's City Club, Grand Rapids, MI

February 2, 2018
University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum

The Undergraduate Research Office sponsors several workshops this semester aimed at helping students prepare for UURAF or other conference presentations.

MSU Scientists open window into psychosis
January 18, 2018
MSU Scientists open window into psychosis

Michigan State University scientists will use a $1.5 million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate and potentially identify the brain mechanisms related to this peculiar behavior.

Cheryl Sisk recommeded interim dean of College of Natural Science
December 18, 2017
Cheryl Sisk recommeded interim dean of College of Natural Science

Cheryl Sisk, associate dean of faculty development in the College of Natural Science, will be recommeded as interim dean of the college.

November 14, 2017
Rajiv Ranganathan: Reality of Movement

360 Perspective Faculty Voice highlights Dr. Rajiv Ranganathan, is particularly interested in how humans produce skilled and coordinated movement, and how this ability is altered in the context of development, aging and movement disorder

October 18, 2017
Neuroscience Program Homecoming Tailgate

Are you planning on coming to MSU's Homecoming this year?  If so, please come see us at our FIRST EVER Neuroscience Homecoming Tailgate!

Gulbransen named MSU Foundation Professor
October 9, 2017
Gulbransen named MSU Foundation Professor

Foundation Professor is a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, while enhancing the prominence of the institution.

Nunez Hopes Nobel For Medicine Advances Circadian Rhythm Inquiry
October 4, 2017
Nunez Hopes Nobel For Medicine Advances Circadian Rhythm Inquiry

WKAR's Scott Pohl talks with MSU researcher Dr. Antonio Nuñez about circadian rhythms.

September 29, 2017
Gulbransen and Brown study the effects of GSH depletion in mice with colon inflammation

A new study finds that lowering the levels of an antioxidant in the colon has an unexpectedly positive effect on gastrointestinal (GI) inflammation. The paper is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.

Call for undergraduate research papers
September 28, 2017
Call for undergraduate research papers

The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA is now accepting submissions of original undergraduate research papers to be published for its Spring 2018 issue.

Audrianna St. Germain:  A lust for learning
September 28, 2017
Audrianna St. Germain: A lust for learning

St. Germain is a senior majoring in neuroscience and physiology.  She is a Beckman Scholar and was the 2016-2017 College of Natural Science Deans Research Scholar.