Professor Jason Radley and his team published a paper that significantly advances our understanding of how the medial prefrontal cortex modulates a midbrain structure to determine how animals, including humans, respond to stressful situations.
Growing up in Puerto Rico, Héctor Sánchez Meléndez made up his mind to study the brain and go to medical school. But as a neuroscience major at the University of Iowa, he discovered a passion for research. Now, he wants to establish a lab back home.
Professor Jan Wessel and his team published a study showing how a specific region of the basal ganglia is critical for stopping a motor action before it begins. The findings could yield advances in treatment for Parkinson’s disease.