Fundamentals March 2021

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Latest Research Findings from the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences.

The Dichotomy of the Black Scientist

Black History Month, and every month, is a time to highlight work by Black students and faculty members at the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences that sets new standards and breaks through milestones to open the doors to science a little wider.

4 Black faculty members in the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. Clockwise from top left: Namandje Bumpus, Greg Carr, Dionna Williams and Warren Grayson.

Articles in this Issue

  • Image of the Month: Nodding Off

    What happens in the brain when we need some shut eye? The answer: a flurry of electrical activity that looks like a colorful, hazy dream cloud.

    Astrocytes fire in different areas of the brain and use the signals to help us start falling asleep. Viewed digitally this looks like a purple, pink and yellow-orange cloud.