Too Much Stimulation

Our neurons and the glial cells that support them start showing up at about three weeks of gestation. The new neurons start producing chemicals and laying down fiber cabling so they can communicate with each other and...

New MD/PhD Program Director

Dr. David Stepp, federally funded vascular biologist and a 21-year faculty member in the MCG Vascular Biology Center, is the new director of the University System of Georgia’s MD/PhD program. Dr. Larry Layman, chief of...

Hold the Salt

Deep in the brain a group of large neurons produce a hormone which prompts our bodies to hold onto more fluid and increase blood pressure. Scientists say these neurons play a critical role in enabling our bodies to...

Making Cancer Vulnerable

About one-fifth of often deadly head and neck cancers harbor genetic mutations in a pathway that is key to normal cell growth, and scientists report those mutations, which enable abnormal cancer cell growth, can also...

New Graduate Program in Physiology

A new graduate program at Augusta University will help improve the skill set of students who want to apply to biomedical science professional programs like medical or dental school.

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