UMass Neurosciences Publications – March 2023

Lucy Xiaolu Wang

This month’s featured researcher is Dr. Lucy Xiaolu Wang. Lucy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Resource Economics in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Germany and a Faculty Associate at the Canadian Centre for Health Economics. In March, she and a collaborator published an article in The Conversation, describing her economic analysis published in PLoSOne of the Human Brain Project (HBP), a controversial $1.3 billlion European initiative that was originally led by Henry Markham. They examined the user interactions on the HBP public-access online forum to determine the value of online collaborative platforms.

Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared online in March. They are just a fraction of the neuroscience research that occurs on campus. You can click on the PubMed ID to find the publication.

1: Pletzer B, Comasco E, Hidalgo-Lopez E, Lacreuse A, Derntl B. Editorial: Effects of hormonal contraceptives on the brain. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2023 Jan 31;14:1129203. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2023.1129203. PMID: 36798667; PMCID: PMC9927394.

2: Campbell NB, Patel Y, Moore TL, Medalla M, Zeldich E. Extracellular Vesicle Treatment Alleviates Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Pathology in Cortical Spheroid Model of Down Syndrome. Int J Mol Sci. 2023 Feb 9;24(4):3477. doi: 10.3390/ijms24043477. PMID: 36834891; PMCID: PMC9960302.

3: Bahiru MS, Bittman EL. Adult Neurogenesis is Altered by Circadian Phase Shifts and the Duper Mutation in Female Syrian Hamsters. eNeuro. 2023 Mar 2:ENEURO.0359-22.2023. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0359-22.2023. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36878716.

4: Novaleski CK, Doty RL, Nolden AA, Wise PM, Mainland JD, Dalton PH. Examining the Influence of Chemosensation on Laryngeal Health and Disorders. J Voice. 2023 Mar;37(2):234-244. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2020.12.029. Epub 2021 Jan 15. PMID: 33455853; PMCID: PMC8277875.

5: Louisthelmy R, Burke BM, Cornelison RC. Brain Cancer Cell-Derived Matrices and Effects on Astrocyte Migration. Cells Tissues Organs. 2023;212(1):21-31. doi: 10.1159/000522609. Epub 2022 Feb 15. PMID: 35168244; PMCID: PMC9376193.

6: Lee NS, Kim CY, Beery AK. Peer Social Environment Impacts Behavior and Dopamine D1 Receptor Density in Prairie Voles (Microtus ochrogaster). Neuroscience. 2023 Apr 1;515:62-70. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2023.02.002. Epub 2023 Feb 14. PMID: 36796749.