Post 2: Week 1-4

Hello again, Here’s my second post on this blog. I’m going to discuss the data I managed to collect in the first 4 weeks. Just a recap: First, I’m looking to isolate hypothalamic neurons with glass micropipette electrodes and then change the temperature of the rig and record any change in the frequency of the […]

Monroe Blog Post 1: The Effects of Lofexidine on Thermally Classified Neurons of the Anterior Hypothalamus in Rats

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Awkwardly enough, this is my first Monroe blog post of the summer. Research has been going a bit slowly, but data collection for the firing rates of neurons has been steady, and data analysis of the data sets is going to be done tomorrow. Data collection has been going somewhat slowly because I have been […]

Abstract: The Effects of Lofexidine on Thermally Classified Neurons of the Anterior Hypothalamus in Rats

Thermoregulation is the ability of an organism to maintain its internal body temperature even if the temperature of the environment is drastically different. It is one of several homeostatic functions which allow animals to keep a stable internal environment. For many organisms, large variations in body temperature and environmental stressors can cause complications like hyperthermia and hypothermia, which […]