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A Fetal Blueprint: Scientists Develop New Way to Study Fetal Development

A Fetal Blueprint: Scientists Develop New Way to Study Fetal Development

Our understanding of development has been primarily derived from animal studies.  Until recently, how our immune system develops have been largely unknown. However, this question is important to solve, as understanding human development has important implications in understanding childhood diseases,

Two Birds, One Photon: Materials that could revolutionize solar power

Two Birds, One Photon: Materials that could revolutionize solar power

Solar panels have become a common fixture of clean, renewable technology, providing energy from the sunlight rather than fossil fuels. These panels are covered in solar cells, which are made of semiconductormaterials that electrons can move through with relative ease.

Head Mounted Microscopes

Head Mounted Microscopes

To study an animal’s brain in real-time as it navigates its surroundings, researchers typically implant electrodes into the animal’s brain. These electrodes track electrical changes in neurons, detecting when the neurons are activated. However, this method is limited in how

Secrets of the Hippocampus: How Your Brain Uses Existing Patterns to Make New Memories

Secrets of the Hippocampus: How Your Brain Uses Existing Patterns to Make New Memories

Making memories is no easy task. It requires the collective effort of many different mechanisms in many different areas of the brain, some known and others a mystery. Researchers from the Dragoi Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at the

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