Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CUNY Graduate Wins Nobel Prize

Education is the key to success!

Congratulations to Dr. John O'Keefe, Dr. Edvard Moser and his wife Dr. May-Britt Moser.  Dr. John O'Keef is a graduate from my alma mater in the City University of New York!  It is a proud moment for all students past and present of CUNY.

These three researchers won the Nobel Peace Prize for their research on how the brain is able to determine location.  In other words, it has long been theorized that our brains have a natural "GPS system" similar to that of birds which rely on the magnetic poles to calculate their location and which direction to migrate to during the change of seasons.

Dr. O'Keefe is a member of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University College of London.  While doing his research on rats, he found that there were certain nerve cells in the brain that became active as the rat was in various locations.  These cells come from the hippocampus and they created a schema or map of an environment.

This research can help people with memory problems, especially Alzheimer's disease.

Again, I am extremely proud to be a graduate of the City University of New York and I congratulate these three researchers on their work and for winning the Nobel Peace Prize.  







Source:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/11143190/British-professor-wins-Nobel-Prize-for-medicine.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/10/06/nobel-prize-in-medicine-awarded-for-discovery-of-brains-gps/

http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/nobel-laureate.cfm

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for reading and for your comment. All comments are subject to approval. They must be free of vulgarity, ad hominem and must be relevant to the blog posting subject matter.

Labels

Catholic Church (448) God (306) Atheism (232) Jesus Christ (212) Jesus (208) Bible (171) Pope Francis (164) Atheist (141) LGBT (128) Science (111) Liturgy of the Word (104) Christianity (84) Rosa Rubicondior (75) Pope Benedict XVI (73) Abortion (71) Gay (64) President Obama (56) Prayer (54) Vatican (39) Christian (37) Physics (35) New York City (33) Philosophy (33) Blessed Virgin Mary (32) Christmas (31) Psychology (31) Women (29) Politics (28) Biology (26) Liturgy (26) Baseball (24) Religious Freedom (23) Pope John Paul II (21) Space (21) Holy Eucharist (19) NYPD (19) Pro Abortion (19) priests (19) Evil (18) Supreme Court (18) Child Abuse (17) Pro Choice (17) Evangelization (16) First Amendment (16) Protestant (16) Police (15) Donald Trump (14) Death (13) Health (13) Christ (12) Priesthood (12) Astrophysics (11) Blog (11) Marriage (11) Pedophilia (11) Racism (11) Poverty (10) Illegal Immigrants (9) Theology (9) Vatican II (9) Divine Mercy (8) Human Rights (8) Muslims (8) Personhood (8) September 11 (8) Autism (7) Condoms (7) David Viviano (7) Easter Sunday (7) Ellif_dwulfe (7) Evidence (7) Gender Theory (7) Gospel (7) academia (7) Apologetics (6) Barack Obama (6) Big Bang Theory (6) Humanism (6) Jewish (6) Morality (6) Pentecostals (6) Traditionalists (6) Babies (5) Cognitive Psychology (5) Cyber Bullying (5) NY Yankees (5) Spiritual Life (5) The Walking Dead (5) Angels (4) CUNY (4) Donations (4) Ephebophilia (4) Eucharist (4) Gender Dysphoria Disorder (4) Holy Trinity (4) Podcast (4) Pope Pius XII (4) Evangelicals (3) Hispanics (3) Pluto (3) Pope John XXIII (3) Sacraments (3) Baby Jesus (2) Dan Arel (2) Death penalty (2) Encyclical (2) Founding Fathers (2) Freeatheism (2) Hell (2) Massimo Pigliucci (2) Oxfam (2) Penn Jillette (2) Pew Research Center (2) Plenary Indulgence (2) Catholic Bloggers (1) Cursillo (1) Dan Savage (1) Divine Providence (1) Eastern Orthodox (1) Fear The Walking Dead (1) Pentecostales (1) Pope Paul VI (1)