Congratulations, Dr. Sabbagh!
News & Updates
New Publication — A Comparison of Voluntary and Forced Exercise in Protecting Against Behavioral Asymmetry in a Junvenile Hemisparkinsonian Rat Model
We expanded our outreach efforts for Brain Awareness Week 2013 by visiting several elementary schools, including:
- Cashman Middle School
- Paradise Elementary School
- Wallin Elementary School
Thank you to all our UNLV volunteers and to all of the elementary schools that welcomed us!
Are you interested in having us visit your school for Brain Awareness Week? If so, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
New Publication — Animal Systems in the Development of Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease: Challenges. Methods, and Implications
New Publication — Examination of Ketamine-induced Deficits in Sensorimotor Gating and Spatial Learning
Congratulations Monica Bolton for publishing her first manuscript as first author — and also the first research article from the Kinney Lab! This publications details the effects of disrupting glutamate signaling in a Pavlovian conditioning task and alterations to GABA-related proteins. The article, entitled "Deficits in emotional learning and memory in an animal model of schizophrenia", is published in Behavioral Brain Research and can be viewed here.
Brain Awareness Week is a world-wide campaign to promote public awareness about the brain and current brain research. We brought the first ever Brain Awareness Week to Las Vegas by visiting Wallin Elementary to teach the 4th graders all about the brain! Following an interactive lesson, students participated in various hands-on activities, including things like building a neuron and matching various animal brains (based on weight) with the proper animal.
Thank you Wallin Elementary for allowing us to come and share our passion about the brain with you!
New Publication — Administration of donepezil does not rescue galanin-induced spatial learning deficits
Jon Sabbagh published his first manuscript, as first author, detailing data obtained from the work performed for his master's thesis project. This experiment was aimed at addressing whether donepezil, a commonly used drug to treat Alzheimer's disease. could offset learning and memory deficits tied to galanin-induced deficits in rodents.
Society for Neuroscience 2009 was a first for many things: Jon Sabbagh's first poster presentation at a professional conference and Dr. Kinney's first SfN as a Principle Investigator.