“We don’t need everyone to be a scientist or an engineer, but we absolutely do need a scientifically literate populace to engage in policy debates and make educated choices about our collective future,” says Chandrasekhar Ramanathan, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, in a San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece about the lack of diversity in the STEM fields.
Retraining the Brain to Treat Chronic Back Pain
Neuroscience professor Tor Wager co-led a study that found 66% of participants who received pain reprocessing therapy for chronic back pain where no physical cause could be found reported being pain-free or nearly pain-free after four weeks.
Dartmouth Professor Will Co-Lead $2.8 Million Brain Research Project
Hui Fang will co-lead a project that aims to develop next-generation soft electronic neural probes. “There’s always this push for interfacing with more and more neurons inside the brain,” the associate professor of engineering tells the paper.