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  • Fri 13th April 2018

    Dr. Linden's new book, THINK TANK, now available

    Scientists are trained to be meticulous when they speak about their work. That’s why David Linden likes getting his neuroscience colleagues tipsy. For years, after plying them with spirits, he has been asking brain researchers the same simple question: “What idea about brain function would you most like to explain to the world?”  He reports, “I’ve been delighted with their responses. They don’t delve into the minutiae of their latest experiments or lapse into nerd speak. They sit up a little straighter, open their eyes a little wider, and give clear, insightful, and often unpredictable or counterintuitive answers.”

     

    A new book, called THINK TANK, now available from Yale Press, is the result of those conversations. He’s invited a group of the world’s leading neuroscientists, including many from Johns Hopkins, to answer that key question in the form of a short essay.

     

    You can read an excerpt on Amazon here:

    https://www.amazon.com/Think-Tank-Neuroscientists-Biological-Experience/

     

     

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  • Thu 12th April 2018

    Natalie Hamilton and Jessie Benedict Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for 2018

    Congratulations to Neuroscience Graduate Students Natalie Hamilton (in Dr. Alex Kolodkin's lab) and Jessie Benedict (in Dr. David Linden's lab) who were awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2018!

     

     

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  • Tue 10th April 2018

    Kyle Severson Receives Young Investigator Award

    Congratulations to Kyle Severson, a Neuroscience Graduate Student in Dr. Dan O'Connor's lab, who is one of the 2018 Young Investigators’ Day Winners. He was chosen to receive the The Bae Gyo Jung Research Award.

    The Young Investigators’ Day will be held April 17, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Mountcastle Auditorium in the Preclinical Teaching Building, 725 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205.  

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  • Mon 2nd April 2018

    The Huganir Lab Reports in PNAS the Identification of Long-Lived Proteins in Synaptosomes

    Richard Huganir and colleagues report success in using large-scale studies of proteins and high-tech chemical analysis to discover 164 proteins within synapses in mice that outlast neighboring proteins by weeks and months. These stable proteins, they say, may be part of the molecular machinery that governs long-term memory and learning—as well as loss of memory—in all mammals, including humans. A summary of their experiments is published the week of April 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    Paper link: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1720956115

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