Researchers promote STEM education through online learning and 3-D models
Funded by the Social Science Research Institute, the Brain3M project aims to enhance middle school science education through virtual and 3-D printed brain models. (The “3M” stands for mobile devices, magnetic resonance imaging and 3-D models.)
Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old
Learning a new language changes your brain network both structurally and functionally, according to Penn State researchers.
PlantVillage solves crop problems by democratizing science-based knowledge
David Hughes understands, maybe better than most, the devastating effects a plant disease can have on crops and the people who rely on them for food and income.
Computer game could help adolescents with autism improve their social skills
Penn State researchers including Suzy Scherf are leveraging their collective expertise to design a computer game that could help adolescents with autism improve their social skills.
Huck Institutes seek new Associate Directors for positions in science leadership
The Huck Institutes wish to appoint a series of new Associate Directors to work with the management team and help in developing new initiatives.
Researchers propose new cause of major depressive disorder
GABAergic deficits appear to play a central and causal role in Major Depressive Disorder, a neuropsychiatric disorder affecting approximately 17% of the population worldwide, according to researchers from the Center for Molecular Investigation of Neurological Disorders.
Genetically defective mice shed new light on treating depression
Researchers led by Dr. Bernhard Luscher have characterized a new mouse model of depression that points to a new cause of Major Depressive Disorder in humans. The mice suffer from a genetic deficiency in GABA-A-receptors, and they exhibit hormonal and pharmacological properties indicative of a form of depression known as Melancholic Depression.
Congratulations to the Neuroscience Pilot Project Recipients
11 projects from the 36 submissions were chosen to be funded in the amount of $559,631.