By: Alli Fries, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Chances are you have heard it from others and felt it yourself! One might experience that fluttery or squirmy feeling in their stomach in situations that trigger nervousness or fear, such as public speaking or climbing the first hill of an enormous roller coaster. … Continue reading Our Emotional Gut
Hey, readers! We want to hear from you! In our new segment, "Ask a Scientist," we'd like to answer your burning questions: don't understand a scientific concept? Curious about life as a graduate student in the biomedical sciences? Simply leave a comment on this post, or e-mail your question to firstname.lastname@example.org. A graduate student will address … Continue reading You Can Get Involved!
By: Andrew Huhn, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Program It’s no secret that America is getting bigger, and not for the better. The American Heart Association estimates that there are about 157 million overweight or obese adults in the United States. Over the last few decades, eating trends include larger portions and larger … Continue reading Food for Thought: Obesity as a Disease?
By: Alli Fries, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Generally, when people think about neuroscience, the image that comes to mind is the human brain. The brain—an oblong-shaped bulb with grooves and textures, which is reminiscent of a bowl of spaghetti. More ambitious folks might make it past the brain, moving as … Continue reading The Brain in Your Gut