Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Podcast’

Georgetown University's main campus taken from...
Image via Wikipedia

It was a delight to speak with Professor Vaidya this morning on her recent article, Neural response to working memory load varies by dopamine transporter genotype in children.  An understanding of how a single genetic variant can relate to brain function, behavior and clinical intervention involves the synthesis of a great many points of view (molecular, neural, systems, pharmacological and psychological).  Professor Vaidya provides an outstanding example of this type of synthesis in her discussion of the dopamine transporter variant.  Here are links to her lab, the blog post and the podcast.

Thanks very much to Dr. Vaidya for sharing her thoughts with us!

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Read Full Post »

Mi iPod con vídeo
Image by juanpol via Flickr

It was a great pleasure to speak with Professor Garet Lahvis from the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at the Oregon Health and Science University, and learn more about how the biology of empathy and social behaviors in general can be approached with animal models that are suitable for genetic studies.  The podcast is HERE and the post on his lab’s recent paper, “Empathy Is Moderated by Genetic Background in Mice” is HEREThank you again Dr. Lahvis!

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Read Full Post »

ipod
Image by Oliver Lavery via Flickr

Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D., Chief of the Clinical Brain Disorders Branch and Director of the Genes, Cognition and Psychosis Program, National Institute of Mental Health  discusses the background, findings and general issues of genes and mental illness in this brief interview on his paper, “A primate-specific, brain isoform of KCNH2 affects cortical physiology, cognition, neuronal repolarization and risk of schizophrenia”.  Click  HERE for the podcast and HERE for the original post.

Thanks again to Dr. Weinberger for his generous participation!

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Read Full Post »

rsrtlogoIt was a delight today to chat with Monica Coenraads, Executive Director of the Rett Syndrome Research Trust.  The RSRT has teamed up with a deeply focused world-class team of research scientists to translate the fruits of basic research on Rett syndrome into viable cures.   Whether you are a scientist, student or concerned family member, you will learn a lot from exploring the RSRT website, blog as well as this short video lectureJust by a strange, unanticipated coincidence, today marks the 10-year annivesary of the identification of MeCP2 as the underlying gene for Rett syndrome. Click here for prior blog posts on Rett syndrome.  (click here for podcast)

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Read Full Post »