Neurobiology Laboratory - BIO365L

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So many cool things to watch on the 'net. Some are serious, some are not so serious.

Serious Stuff

Professional Associations

The Society for Neuroscience is the largest international organization of neuroscience researchers and clinicians.

Neuroscience Labs at UT

 

Cool Sites with a Neuroscience Flavor

 

Not-so-serious Stuff

A recent article in the New York Times describes the controversy surrounding the sale of poison-free livers from the Fugu fish. Fugu, and especially its liver, has long been a delicacy in Japan, but is quite dangerous because of toxins in many of its organs. The poison-free fish are farmed in a way that their organs do not contain the potent toxin found in wild-caught fish. What is this toxin? It is none other than tetrodotoxin, or TTX, which we use to block sodium channels in the lab.

 

 

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