NEWS: Mahoney Lab participates in annual Brain Awareness Day.
On Saturday April 7th, 2018 the Mahoney Lab participated in the annual Brain Awareness Day hosted by theNeuroscience Program. This outreach event is aimed at bringing a broad range of neuroscience- and neurobiology-based topics to the surrounding community. Aimed at younger students, this year the program experienced it’s highest number of young participants, with over 400 children attending the event
The Mahoney Lab excitingly participated, bringing the “Dark Lark vs. Night Owl” poster board to their booth. Children were asked to identify animals they think are diurnal, nocturnal, or crepuscular and place them appropriately on the poster. Students learned about animal sleeping patterns, and learned how to calculate their average sleep per night!
Congratulations to Dr. Mahoney, who was the faculty sponsor for this year’s event!
PUBLISHED: Sleep problems in menopause linked to hot flashes, depression-and may not last.
“Sleep problems are one of the most commonly reported complaints among menopausal women. A new study of middle-aged women found that sleep problems vary across the stages of menopause, yet are consistently correlated with hot flashes and depression.”
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NEWS: Hatcher awarded DNTS Travel Award
Katherine was recently awarded a travel award to attend this year’s Developmental Neurotoxicology Society meeting in Clearwater, Florida in June. She will be presenting her talk titled, “Two types of circadian disruption modify locomotor behavior, reproductive outcomes, and clock gene expression in male and female Long Evans rats.”
NEWS: Mahoney receives research funding from Carle Illinois
“Dr. Megan Mahoney, associate professor of comparative biosciences, will receive $50,000 from a Carle Foundation and University of Illinois initiative for a research project that will focus on the impact of hormonal changes and environmental chemicals on sleep disruptions in menopausal women.”
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