Stories about "Neuroscience"
Bates neuroscientist Jason Castro's early-career award is considered the "NSF's most prestigious grant for junior faculty scientists," says Matt Auer, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Bates. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Neuroscientist Jason Castro receives ‘most prestigious’ NSF early career award of $720K

Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:43 am

A $720,000 National Science Foundation award will support Jason Castro's brain structure research and the creation of new neuroscience course materials.

A representation of the oxytocin molecule, upper right, bound to the protein neurophysin, shown as ribbons, that carries it through the body.
‘Love drug’ oxytocin’s possible dark side is the topic of $300,000 Bates study

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:23 pm

Bates neuroscientist Nancy Koven will use a three-year, nearly $300,000 federal grant to take a cold and hard look at oxytocin.

From left, seniors Minh-Tam Pham and Kathleen Morrill look on as their adviser, biology professor Larissa Williams, scans protein molecules with Bates' new confocal microscope. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
New confocal microscope is a ‘future-proof’ game-changer

Thursday, January 15, 2015 3:38 pm

Bates College is now home to a state-of-the-art confocal microscope, only the second of its kind in the state, that professors call a "game-changer" for student learning and faculty research.

Bates biology professor Larissa Williams discusses the image of a zebrafish embryo at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory on July 23. Mostly from Bates, the students with her are, from left, Nabil Saleem '15, Roshni Mangar (College of the Atlantic '16), Katie Paulson '15 and Sophie Salas '15. (Bill Church/MDIBL)
Biomedical research at Bates gets $459K boost from INBRE

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:38 pm

Thanks to funding from a partnership of institutions in Maine, Bates will receive more than $459,000 this year to support biomedical research.

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Destany Franklin ’14 receives Maine Campus Compact award for community service

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:48 pm

Destany Franklin '14 received the Maine Campus Compact's Heart and Soul Student Award for her work with the Hillview youth program.

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Destany Franklin ’14, Bates athletics awarded for community engagement

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:46 pm

A Bates senior from Seattle and the college Department of Athletics were each recognized for outstanding work in public service and civic engagement by Maine Campus Compact.

Bates neuroscientist Jason Castro. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
What I mean when I say: ‘Space’

Monday, November 18, 2013 9:17 am

What does "space" mean to a neuroscientist?

Bates neuroscientist Jason Castro. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
That makes scents: Bates, Pitt scientists propose approach to categorizing odors

Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:41 am

Using advanced statistical techniques, researchers at Bates and the University of Pittsburgh have developed an approach to systematically describing smells.

Caleb Glassman '14 and Destany Franklin '14 conduct research in a lab run by Nancy Kleckner, associate professor of neuroscience, on July 30, 2013. Photograph by Marc Glass/Bates College
Summer Student Work: Franklin and Glassman tag team on snail brains

Thursday, August 1, 2013 4:31 pm

Two rising seniors share insights into life in a summer research lab as they study neurological processes in snail brains.

Olivia Norrmen-Smith '13. Photograph by Michael Bradley/Bates College.
Thanks to Watson Fellowship, Norrmén-Smith ’13 will research perceptions of stroke in Africa, Asia

Monday, April 8, 2013 1:57 pm

A 2013 Watson Fellowship will make it possible for a Bates alumna to spend a year in Africa and Asia researching cultural perceptions of one of humankind's leading causes of death and disability.

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