Topic: Neuroscience

Fish’s Use of Electricity May Shed Light on Human Illnesses

June 21, 2018
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Weakly electric fish, commonly called baby whales, use brief electrical pulses to sense the world around them and communicate. By studying these fish, scientists may unlock clues about conditions like epilepsy. 

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New Grant for Understanding Brain Structure

Aug. 1, 2017
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Dr. Kristen Harris receives a $9 million National Science Foundation award to explore the brain in microscopic detail.

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PTSD Risk Can Be Predicted by Hormone Levels

March 7, 2017
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New neuroscience research suggests some soldiers might have a hormonal predisposition to experience PTSD.

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UT Austin Leads $29 Million Alcoholism Treatment Consortium

Feb. 3, 2017
Adron Harris

With $29M in funding from the National Institutes of Health, an international consortium seeking better pharmaceutical treatments for alcoholism has moved to UT Austin.

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Leading a Brain Health Revolution

Dec. 14, 2016
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James and Miriam Mulva and the Mulva Family Foundation have donated $50 million to advance neuroscience at UT Austin.

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