Event Title

Step Away from the Friendly Fox! The Impact of Rabies on the Human Brain

Presenter Information

Courtney Klein, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 122

Start Date

30-4-2015 1:49 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 2:25 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

Rabies is a contagious viral disease of mammals that causes brain inflammation and swelling. It is often fatal to individuals who do not seek help immediately. By studying the brain's reaction to a virus like rabies, we can learn about the virus as well as learn more about the brain's general functioning. In this presentation, I will explain the brain's reaction to rabies through a study conducted by Gomme, Wirblich, Addya, Rall, & Schnell (2012) and explore the implications of their findings to the human brain on a molecular level.

Faculty Sponsor

Melissa Glenn

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Psychology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1805

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Apr 30th, 1:49 PM Apr 30th, 2:25 PM

Step Away from the Friendly Fox! The Impact of Rabies on the Human Brain

Diamond 122

Rabies is a contagious viral disease of mammals that causes brain inflammation and swelling. It is often fatal to individuals who do not seek help immediately. By studying the brain's reaction to a virus like rabies, we can learn about the virus as well as learn more about the brain's general functioning. In this presentation, I will explain the brain's reaction to rabies through a study conducted by Gomme, Wirblich, Addya, Rall, & Schnell (2012) and explore the implications of their findings to the human brain on a molecular level.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/364