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"The Alzheimer's Lab": Ken Kosik on 60 Minutes

Date Posted: December 4th, 2016

UCSB's own Ken Kosik on "60 Minutes," explaining how an unfortunate family in Colombia might hold the secrets to solving Alzheimer's disease: Watch here.

CATEGORY: News

Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards

November 18th, 2016

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To this end, the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience invites letters of intent by December 5, 2016 for the 2017 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards. More here.

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CATEGORY: Funding

NIH $$ for faculty to train in brain

November 18th, 2016

NIH Career Enhancement Award (K18) RFA-DA-17-022: 2 years protected time for non-neuro faculty to train in the mind and brain or for neuro faculty to train in a quantitative discipline.

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CATEGORY: Funding

The Science of Human Beliefs

Date Posted: October 25th, 2016

UCSB Sociology professor Noah E Friedkin mathematically models how we construct attitudes, opinions, and beliefs. His work is published in this issue of Science. Read more here.

CATEGORY: News

Handling the heat: Craig Montell discovers how animals sense temperature

Date Posted: October 16th, 2016

Dr. Craig Montell, Duggan Professor of Neuroscience in the department of Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology at UCSB, has discovered how animals sense changes in temperature. Full story here: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/017221/adapting-heat

CATEGORY: News

Joining the club: Samir Mitragotri Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Date Posted: October 9th, 2016

Dr. Samir Mitragotri, professor of Chemical Engineering and director of the Center for Bioengineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Full story here: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/017323/distinguished-contributions-medicine-and-health

CATEGORY: News

This is your brain on nature: The psychology of environmentalism

Date Posted: October 6th, 2016

Dr. Heejung Kim & Dr. David Sherman, UCSB professors of Psychological & Brain Science, determine what factors make us eco-friendly. Full story here: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/017171/psychology-environmentalism

CATEGORY: News

Gurley Lecture: Hideyuki Okano

October 6th, 2016

LSB 1001 (Rathmann Auditorium)

Want to see how an airplane will work? Build a model and test it. Want to see how a computer chip will perform? Build a model and test it. Want to determine how and why the human brain stops working properly? What do you do then?

Dr. Hideyuki Okano is building new transgenic and stem cell technologies to model human psychiatric and neurological disorders. Please join us on October 6th for an eye opening lecture into the future of human brain disease and its treatment.

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CATEGORY: Events, Lectures

Michael JACOBS GOARD @ CBE

October 4th, 2016

ESB 2001

Join the Center for Bioengineering for a talk from new UCSB professor Dr. Michael Jacobs Goard.

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CATEGORY: Lectures

All the in mind: SAGE Center kicks off a new season

Date Posted: October 3rd, 2016

Dr. Michael Gazzaniga kicks off a new season at UCSB's SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind. Full story: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/017243/all-mind

CATEGORY: News

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