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06/30/2015
From light controlled gene expression and colorful PCR to predicting times of future deaths and identifying men who sired entire populations, 2015 has brought some exciting new developments in the...
06/23/2015
Nathan Blow, PhD
Most summer reading lists are books for the beach. We thought we would take a different approach: papers for the plane! Take a look at our list of truly amazing methods articles that we think...
06/23/2015
Nicholas Miliaras, PhD
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is emerging as a major public health problem. Could structural variants of endogenous antimicrobial peptides provide a solution? Find out...
06/23/2015
Kristie Nybo, PhD
By eliminating a single gene in medaka fish, researchers made the stunning discovery that germ cells in ovaries could develop into sperm capable of fertilizing eggs and producing viable offspring....
06/22/2015
Chris Palmer, PhD
In a powerful new study, researchers find light to be more effective at stimulating nerve growth following damage than traditional electrical approaches. Could this lead to a new generation of...
06/18/2015
Janelle Weaver, PhD
Optogenetic stimulation of neurons reactivates lost memories in mice. The findings challenge neuroscience dogma and may be relevant to diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Read more...
06/15/2015
Kristie Nybo, PhD
Researchers show how optogenetics can be used to control mammalian skeletal muscle. Read more...
05/19/2015
Janelle Weaver, PhD
Using a new optogenetic approach, researchers have overturned a long held model of how light is converted into electrical signals in the eye. Read more...
05/15/2015
Kayt Sukel
Researchers have developed a new chemogenetic method that allows scientists to turn specific behaviors on and off through the modulation of neurons. Learn more...
03/13/2015
Nathan Blow, PhD
Much of what we learn comes from the sights and sounds that surround us everyday. Now researchers are figuring out how the brain transforms those sounds into memories. Read more...