Jun 21, 2022
Sure, we're all life-long learners. But taking an actual college course from time to time throughout our teaching career can have unexpected benefits. Olfactory adaptation helps a lot when visiting the zoo, of course, but how does it really work? Researchers have found some new answers. Did you know that cerebrospinal fluid affects the process of memory? It does and we'll find out how.
00:00 | Introduction
00:43 | Olfactory Adaptation
06:23 | Sponsored by AAA
07:06 | CSF and Cognitive Decline
10:57 | Sponsored by HAPI
11:47 | Enrolling as a Student in a Course
21:33 | Sponsored by HAPS
22:24 | Lessons from Being a Student
36:03 | Staying Connected
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We know that olfactory adaptation reduces perception of an persistent odor so that we can monitor our environment for new odors. But how does it work? This segments reveals some of those mysteries.
★ Olfactory Neurons Adapt to the Surrounding Environment (brief article explaining the new research) AandP.info/nxt
★ Transcriptional adaptation of olfactory sensory neurons to GPCR identity and activity (research article in Nature Communications) AandP.info/unm
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Factors in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) help regulate oligodendrocyte development and myelin sheath health in the hippocampus. Myelinization in the hippocampus affects memory. As we age our CSF factors decline and put us at risk of memory loss. New research shows that restoring those factors can reverse memory decline. Listen and find out more!
★ Young cerebrospinal fluid improves memory in old mice (brief news post in Nature) AandP.info/be3
★ Young CSF restores oligodendrogenesis and memory in aged mice via Fgf17 (research article in Nature) AandP.info/m0a
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Enrolling as a student in a college course can have benefits for faculty. Being mindful of the student experience—intentionally avoiding a focus on using our "teacher lens" —can help immerse us in being a student for a change. Besides helping us avoid burnout, there are other benefits.
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