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A Strategy for Slowing the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

by Merridee Lefner, Graduate Student, UTSA Neuroscience Institute On Monday the 10th of April, The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Neurosciences Institute welcomed a lecture by Dr. D. James Surmeier on a strategy for slowing the progression of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). PD affects more than 1.5 million people in the United States, and is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the developed world. As […]

Memories in Space and Time, as Told by the Hippocampus

by Merridee Lefner, Graduate Student, UTSA Neuroscience Institute On Tuesday the 20th of September, the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Neurosciences Institute welcomed a lecture by Dr. Howard Eichenbaum on figuring out the function of the hippocampus, a region in the brain that is known to be the center of memory and emotion. Recently, it was found that the hippocampus also […]

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