Researchers are hoping to show that light made by creatures at the bottom of the ocean can help the human brain. It appears the light can turn off overactive neurons and turn on new neural pathways. Continue reading →
The Environmental Protection Agency earlier this month registered the first ever vertebrate pheromone biopesticide. The pheromone is one used by sea lamprey to alert other lamprey that they are looking for a mate. The EPA has approved the pheromone concoction to basically trick the eels so they can be killed easier Continue reading →
A new 10-million dollar science, technology, engineering and math institute is coming to Midland.
The facility will be funded by Michigan State University, Dow Chemical Company, The Herber H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, and the Charles J. Strosacker foundations. Continue reading →
Dr. Gary Dunbar has accomplished alot in his 33 years here at Central Michigan University. From being with the neuroscience program from the beginning, to seeing it become top in the nation in 2013. Continue reading →
College and beer is usually a traditional combination with the students on the drinking side of the operation, says a Central Michigan University official, but a new program at CMU is hoping to train the next generation of users. Continue reading →
Dr. Otmar von Verschuer examines twins at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute. As the head of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute’s Department for Human Heredity, Verschuer, a physician and geneticist, examined hundreds of pairs of twins to study whether criminality, feeble-mindedness, tuberculosis, and cancer were inheritable. In 1927, he recommended the forced sterilization of the “mentally and morally subnormal.” Verschuer typified those academics whose interest in Germany’s “national regeneration” provided motivation for their research.–Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin-Dahlem