Category: Neuroscience

Can human milk deactivate Zika virus?

On February 1, 2016 the WHO officially declared the Zika virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern after microcephaly and other neurological disorders became associated with the latest outbreak of the virus. Fifty-three countries have reported an outbreak since 2015, and the CDC reports that there have been 4973 total cases in the United

Candy Crush Addiction: A True Concern or Just Hype?

We see it all of the time around the Northwestern campus: students swiping their fingers across their phones playing Candy Crush Saga, a mobile phone game that has exploded over that past year. To onlookers it may simply look like matching shapes, but to those who have played the game it is so much more.

Researching Abroad in the Land of Chocolates and Cheese

Smitha Sarma Major: Biological Sciences Minor: Global Health, Psychology Location this summer: Lausanne, Switzerland       I have three weeks left in Switzerland and I can’t believe how time has flown by! I have learned so much during my time here, both about neuroscience and about living abroad on my own.  I’m so glad