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Investigators receive national recognition for neuroscience research

Investigators receive national recognition for neuroscience research

Two Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience researchers receive Sloan Awards for neuroscience research on how the brain perceives the world.

Neuroscience alumni among 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America

Neuroscience alumni among 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America

Nathan A. Smith, Ph.D. (’13) and Monique Mendes, Ph.D. (’20) were named two of the 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America in Cell Mentor.

Batten Disease: Principal Project of UR IDDRC

Batten Disease: Principal Project of UR IDDRC

The principal project of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center will focus on Batten disease, specifically CLN3 disease, also known as juvenile-onset Batten disease. The University of Rochester Batten Center (URBC) is a recognized leader in research and treatment of this condition. 

A national nod to IDD Research

A national nod to IDD Research

The effort to better understand intellectual and developmental disabilities and improve the lives of individuals and families impacted by an IDD diagnosis is at the heart of a decades-long collaboration between scientists and clinicians at the University. This work culminated in the recent award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) naming the University an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC).

Study: Biology Blurs Line Between Sexes, Behaviors

Study: Biology Blurs Line Between Sexes, Behaviors

Biological sex is typically understood in binary terms: male and female.  However, there are many examples of animals that are able to modify sex-typical biological and behavioral features and even change sex.  A new study, which appears in the journal Current Biology, identifies a genetic switch in brain cells that can toggle between sex-specific states when necessary, findings that question the idea of sex as a fixed property.