Biotechnology In Our Food

Biotechnology In Our Food

Over the past 15 years, agricultural biotechnology has taken hold in North America. Increased crop yields, improved food quality, and reduced use of pesticides by genetically modifying or manipulating existing plant species are seen as the benefits of such technology. But according to a new book, Resistance is Fertile: Canadian Struggles on the BioCommons, biotechnology is dominated by … Continue reading

Freshman-Senior Senator Ron Johnson Makes his Mark on Capitol Hill

Freshman-Senior Senator Ron Johnson Makes his Mark on Capitol Hill

Halfway through his first term in office, Republican Ron Johnson is now the senior senator from Wisconsin. When Sen.  Ron Johnson defeated longtime Democratic Senator Russ Feingold in 2010, little did he know he would soon become the senior senator from the state.  Last year, the long-tenured Herb Kohl retired, and was succeeded by Democrat … Continue reading

’30 Americans’ Showcases Black Artists’ Experiences

’30 Americans’ Showcases Black Artists’ Experiences

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s latest exhibition, 30 Americans, opened last month to the public. Gathered from the Rubell Family Collection, 30 Americans features the works of 31 contemporary African American artists in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, prints, photographs, collages, and assemblages. Featured artist Hank Willis Thomas spoke about his work on Lake Effect. Read more and listen to the … Continue reading

Decreased default network connectivity is associated with early life stress in medication-free healthy adults.

Decreased default network connectivity is associated with early life stress in medication-free healthy adults.

Early life stress (ELS) is a significant risk factor for psychopathology, although there are few functional imaging studies investigating its effects.  Previous literature suggests that ELS is associated with changes in structure and function in the medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC), which forms the main anterior node of the default network (DN). Full study can be … Continue reading