No Gain, No Brain: How Physical Activity can Cause Increased Brain Function

Illustration credit: Loki Olin

Sophia Gibson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

When Jennifer Epstein, Health Education Teacher and Director of Outdoor Trips at Urban tells her freshmen health class to get up and go to the gym, to run around to “get high,” the classroom erupts with moans and groans. Grim-faced students get up and make their way to the gym. Twenty minutes late...

This is your brain on gut bacteria

Alyssa Romo, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

   Have you ever felt your stomach drop before a big presentation? Does seeing a picture of your favorite food make your stomach growl? Does meeting eyes with that special someone in the hallway give you butterflies? Chances are, just by living your normal life, you are already familiar with the r...

Obama sets aside $100 million for brain research

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Hannah Berk, Staff Writer

May 30, 2013

There are many mysteries in life, but one of the greatest is between your ears — your brain. On April 2, President Obama announced that his administration would set aside $100 million in the 2014 budget for what is officially called Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN)....

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