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BYURadio Episode "War Authorization, Volcanoes and the Nile, Gerrymandering"

Guest: Jeff Edwards, PhD, Associate Professor in Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology, Associate Director of the Brigham Young University Neuroscience Center, BYU
According to the National Institutes of Health, 70 percent of high school seniors don't believe that smoking marijuana is dangerous. But researchers suspect that marijuana might permanently alter brain function in adolescents, essentially hard-wiring a teenage brain for addiction later in life. On a cellular level, the high from marijuana is more complicated than we used to think, according to new research out of BYU.

BYU neuroscientists identify how brain cells in adolescent mice are modified by marijuana

A newly published study by BYU researchers details how marijuana affects an adolescent brain's reward center, at the cellular level.

BYU Alzheimer's lab raises awareness on the disease's widespread reach

The BYU Alzheimer's Research Lab is forging ahead with new research and studies.

Alzheimer's Disease Facts and the Future, Topic of BYU Forum

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain's nerve cells, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, along with behavioral changes—consequences far more sinister than typical age-related memory loss.

BYU MRI expert at heart of massive brain imaging study

A Brigham Young University MRI expert worked with a UK-based team on the world's largest health-imaging study.

New study links brain stem volume and aggression in autism

New research from BYU’s autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism.

Frenemies: not just for high school anymore

We know that a happy marriage is good for your health and a hostile marriage is not, but what about all the couples in between?

Award-winning BYU undergrad examines neurological pathways and marital relationship quality

Erin Kaseda, just a junior, recently presented her research at a prestigious professional neuroscience conference in Spain, as one of just three students invited. She was the only undergrad.

Late-night snacking: Is it your brain's fault?

New research documents how brains respond to food images at night (and morning).

 

 

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