Vulnerability risk factors and physiological mechanisms underlying the relationship between stressor exposure and mental health outcomes during the perinatal period (2021-06-07)Stress can confer risk for psychological disorders through intersecting neurophysiological pathways. Although numerous vulnerability-risk factors have been identified to increase risk for stress-related disorders, the ...
Evaluation of pig brain developmental patterns and the influence of dietary polar lipids on pig development (2021-07-09)Pigs have been strong preclinical models especially in research examining human nutrition and brain development due to their similarities to humans in gastrointestinal development and brain morphology. As such, the neonatal ...
Modulation of hippocampal synaptic transmission by the peptide diazepam binding inhibitor and optogenetic manipulation of astrocytes (2021-04-21)Hippocampal synaptic transmission is an intricate and flexible entity that can be modulated, both directly and indirectly, by a variety of different signaling molecules and cell types. The peptide diazepam binding inhibitor ...
The role of puberty in the development of the adolescent rodent medial prefrontal cortex and behavior (2021-01-29)Adolescence, the transitional period of development between childhood and adulthood, is typically defined in humans by its unique behavioral phenotype. Behaviorally, adolescents are emotional risk-takers who place increased ...
EMERGENCE OF FUNCTIONAL NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTIONS IN AN ENGINEERED, MULTICELLULAR SPINAL CORD-MUSCLE BIOACTUATOR (2021-08-07)A novel, engineered platform for the co-culture of 3D muscle strips innervated by an intact spinal cord central pattern generator (CPG) is a significant advancement over traditional 2D cell culture, allocellular biological ...