A chance discovery of unexpected behavioral changes in genetically modified mice prompted two Northern Michigan University researchers to embark on an interdisciplinary project. If their collaboration reveals the mice more closely replicate mental illness in humans than existing animal models, it could lead to increased understanding of human psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and more effective drug treatments. Erich Ottem of Biology and Adam Prus of Psychological Science received a Northern PRIME grant to support their research.
NMU Economics Professor David Prychitko co-edited The Market Process: Essays in Contemporary Austrian Economics. The book was published in December by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and covers issues ranging from equilibrium theory and free banking to public choice and the problems of contemporary social reform. It is an introduction to the diversity of contemporary Austrian economics and its innovative trajectory of research in the late 20th century economics.