Genetically Modified Moths Cleared for Release

Soon to come in upstate New York, genetically modified male Diamondback Moths will be flying amongst the natural insect population, blending in and mating with other female moths. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has cleared the release of engineered moths, which pose no threat or harm […]

Beauty is in the Brain of the Beholder

Ever since ancient times, people have been fascinated by beauty and everything that is considered to be aesthetically pleasing. Whether in art, architecture, nature, or fashion, people’s taste and preferences have always been varied. For something to be considered ‘beautiful,’ it usually needs to spark interest, emotions or even controversy. Neuroaesthetics is a new and […]

A Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease: Deep-Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a new and innovative method that utilizes technology to treat the neurodegenerative Parkinson’s Disease. Research has shown that Parkinson’s Disease is caused by a depletion of dopamine in the brain and can lead to uncontrollable tremors. People affected by Parkinson’s Disease have no control of their movement or coordination since […]

A Step Back In History: The Blood-Brain Barrier

The center of our nervous system, the brain, is considered the most complex organ. It can influence our body by generating and arranging patterns of muscle movement and by regulating the secretion of hormones. Evolution has guaranteed many ways to protect it from potential damage caused by external and internal body factors. First, there’s an […]