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NIH awards $1.75 million to IUPUI to further explore a promising brain obesity link

IUPUI biologist Nick Berbari has received a $1.75 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the connection between obesity and tiny hairlike projections on brain cells called cilia. Cilia are thought to function like a cell's antennae and help in communication between cells. The knowledge Berbari and his research team acquire could potentially open new therapeutic approaches to obesity, which impacts the health and longevity of over 93 million Americans.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Brain Bee

Open to students in grades 9-12, registration for the 2018 Brain Bee at IUPUI is now open. The competition will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 8, in Lilly Auditorium in University Library.

The International Brain Bee aims to motivate high school students to learn about the brain and inspire the pursuit of careers in neuroscience research. The IUPUI Departments of Psychology and Biology sponsor the local Brain Bee as part of the School of Science's commitment to advancing scientific minds and fostering community interest in the sciences.

Lab culture with Down syndrome researcher Randall Roper

Written By: Tim Brouk

In a roundabout way, the velvety voice of Steve Perry could inspire the next breakthrough in the study of Down syndrome.

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