neuroscience

Engineering a Balanced Diet? Hormone FGF21 Promotes Protein Preference

May 13, 2019
In a study appearing in Endocrinology, Associate Professor Karen Ryan and her colleagues identified the hormone fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF21) as a control for regulating dietary protein intake in male mice. They found that male mice injected with the hormone increased their intake of dietary protein over carbohydrates and fats.

Between the Pipes: Club Hockey with Undergraduate Timur Katsnelson

March 12, 2019
Since transferring to UC Davis in fall 2017, Timur Katsnelson has gone all in on the Aggie experience. He’s a member of the UC Davis ice hockey club team, has worked as an undergraduate researcher in a chemistry lab and volunteers as a junior editor with The Aggie Transcript, a student-run life sciences journal.

Bird Brain Maps: Study Explores the Neuroecology of Flocking in Birds

November 05, 2018
In Frontiers in Neuroscience, researchers provide the scientific community with comprehensive brain maps of the hormone receptors that may be involved in the flocking behaviors of European starlings, house sparrows and rock doves.

From Molecules to Minds

August 14, 2018
How does learning occur? And how do we remember what we learn? UC Davis Center for Neuroscience researchers are asking these questions to learn about the brain.

Jennifer Whistler: On the Search for Safer Opioids

March 08, 2018
As healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical companies, patients and families grapple with the opioid crisis, researchers are rushing to design safer opioids. Center for Neuroscience Associate Director Jennifer Whistler believes drug development is headed in the wrong direction when it comes to opioids. Her solution: design a better drug that mimics the body's natural pain reliever, endorphin.

Richard Addante, ’11 Ph.D. in Neuroscience, HERA Crew Member at NASA

December 04, 2017
Richard Addante studies the neurophysiology of human memory. He recently joined up with NASA to study and better understand the effects of long-term spaceflight on the brain, body and team dynamics, of which little is known.

Biology Grad Student Perspective: New Tax Bill is War on Education

December 01, 2017
UC Davis graduate students gathered Wednesday morning, Nov. 29, outside the Memorial Union, the central hub of campus, to protest tax reform legislation being considered by Congress. The demonstration was part of the “Grad Tax Walkout,” a national event meant to show solidarity against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which, if passed, would make graduate education unaffordable for millions of Americans.