Nobel Prize for the Brain's GPS
Week of January 2

Nobel Prize for the Brain's GPSWhat’s the most important scientific event in early December? Finding out how Santa’s able to fit down chimneys?? Uh no, Norbert. We’re excited about the awarding of the Nobel Prizes, and in 2014 three scientists were recognized in the Nobel for Physiology or Medicine... More »

Why We Don't Bite Our Tongues
Week of December 26

Medicine: A Team SportIf you’re munching on a snack during this episode, ponder why you rarely bite your tongue when you eat. We should know more about this intricate mechanism, but it’s something we’re slowly uncovering.

Two types of neurons work together to coordinate muscle movements of the jaw and tongue, the motoneurons which in turn are controlled by the premotor neurons. But exactly which premotor neurons connect to which motoneurons and the precise muscles have remained a mystery... More »

Medicine: A Team Sport
Week of December 19

Medicine: A Team SportYou know how your mom makes your burger just the way you like it and can read your body language? Most moms don’t treat her children the same since they’re each unique. Well, medicine is working to do just that... More »


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