Schizophrenia and Antipsychotics: Part 2

In our second installment from Adrian Dutkiewicz, he discusses the next wave of treatment and an updated view of schizophrenia.  Adrian writes: The Second Generation In 1971 the Swiss chemical research company Wander and a group led by Hans Hippius developed the new drug clozapine (Clozaril™), which had been invented as an anti-depressant (antidepressant pharmacology … More Schizophrenia and Antipsychotics: Part 2

Schizophrenia and Antipsychotics: Part 1

In a 3-part series, Adrian Dutkiewicz introduces us to a brief history of schizophrenia and the interesting road pharmacology has taken in the course of treating psychosis.  Adrian writes: Pharmacological treatments are sometimes perceived as being discovered from the top-down; health concerns are investigated, mechanisms identified, and then drugs designed. Usually, however, it’s the reverse … More Schizophrenia and Antipsychotics: Part 1

Any Fin is Possible: Zebrafish as an Animal Model for Scientific Research

This blog post comes to us from a rising 3rd year in the NGP, Riley St. Clair.  Riley writes: Neurodevelopment. Stem cells. Cancer. Regeneration. These are some of the biggest scientific research topics of today. But a small animal, the zebrafish, has been helping scientists uncover the mechanisms underlying these processes to advance human knowledge … More Any Fin is Possible: Zebrafish as an Animal Model for Scientific Research

Nature (and) Neuroscience

University of Vermont Neuroscience Ph.D. students Estelle Spear, James Bishop, Adrian Dutkiewicz, Alisha Linton, and Matt McCabe attended the first annual Upper New England Graduate Student Neuroscience Retreat on July 18-19, 2015. Nearly 30 students, representing Neuroscience Ph.D. and M.S. programs from University of Vermont, Dartmouth College, University of New England, and University of Maine, … More Nature (and) Neuroscience

Career Development

NatureJobs put on so many good talks and panel discussions, we’re still working our way through all the information.  In this post, Dave Harris, a 4th year neuroscience graduate student, writes about career development and what sort of things you should be thinking about when you start a job search. Dave writes: Recently NatureJobs hosted … More Career Development

Counter to intuition: Basic methods of science to pull back nature’s façade, Part II

Today we’re posting about the role of the scientific community.  Last week, Adrian gave a really great overview of what sorts of things scientists think about and practice in their own research.  Each scientist is responsible for their own integrity, but science doesn’t advance in a bubble.  Scientists participate in the greater scientific community, and … More Counter to intuition: Basic methods of science to pull back nature’s façade, Part II

Counter to intuition: Basic methods of science to pull back nature’s façade

Hi folks, we’re very pleased to post our very first student written blog post!  This post and the post coming next week are from Adrian Dutkiewicz, a first year Neuroscience Graduate Student. Part 1: The role of the individual scientist Purpose The purpose of this post is to explain, broadly, how science is carried out. … More Counter to intuition: Basic methods of science to pull back nature’s façade

Hi Folks!

Welcome to the University of Vermont’s Neuroscience Graduate Program’s (NGP) science blog!  As future neuroscientists, we know we will need the ability to take complex scientific information and make it accessible for a more general audience.  To practice and cultivate this skill, we’ve decided to start a blog.  Every few weeks we’ll be posting peer-reviewed … More Hi Folks!