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Immunological Studies by HHMI Early Career Scientist

Phong Lee February 25, 2010 0

Associate Professor of Immunobiology Susan Kaech, an expert on T cell differentiation, is now a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Early Career Scientist

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Studying Mood Disorders With MRI Brain Analyses

Studying Mood Disorders With MRI Brain Analyses

Kristen Johnson February 25, 2010 0

Dr. Hilary Blumberg has used MRI to investigated the effect of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (bDNF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) on brain structure and development

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New Methods to Detect Pigment Preservation in Fossil Feathers

Adrian LeCesne February 25, 2010 0

Thanks to preserved evidence of melanin in a fossil feather from Brazil, paleontologists at the Peabody Museum have come one step closer to reconstructing a visual representation of early birds and dinosaurs

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Bacterial Kayaking

Bacterial Kayaking

Katherine Zhou February 25, 2010 0

Hür Köser, Associate Professor of Electrical Engi­neering, came across bacterial hydrodynamics when studying chemotaxis, or the way bacteria direct their motion in response to chemical signals.

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Moving Beyond a Classic Role of MicroRNAs

Moving Beyond a Classic Role of MicroRNAs

David Colognori February 25, 2010 0

The 2009 Scaringe Award from the RNA Society was awarded to Shobha Vasudevan, post­doctoral fellow in Joan Steitz’s laboratory, who has discovered a novel role for microRNAs in quiescent frog cells

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Examining Leaves to Regenerate Rain Forests

Examining Leaves to Regenerate Rain Forests

Carol Hsin February 25, 2010 0

The adaptations that trees undergo in different microenvironments are of interest to Mark Ashton, Morris K. Jesup Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology, who believes that knowledge of a tree’s leaf plasticity can lend

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“Elm City”: the Tragic Misnomer: The Loss of Elms on Hillhouse Avenue Provides Greater Lessons on the Dangers of Monoculture

“Elm City”: the Tragic Misnomer: The Loss of Elms on Hillhouse Avenue Provides Greater Lessons on the Dangers of Monoculture

Carol Hsin October 25, 2009 0

Pressured by market economics and encouraged by politicians, farmers have largely abandoned the traditional methods of crop rotation, but current methods of monoculture leave crops, and entire species, vulnerable to disease

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Human Evolution Renewed: A Search for Ecologial and Genetic Reasons Behind Our Humanity

Human Evolution Renewed: A Search for Ecologial and Genetic Reasons Behind Our Humanity

Eric Li October 25, 2009 0

The study of human evolution is a topic of great interest on many levels. Stephen Stearns, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is currently seek­ing evidence for the existence of modern day natural selection

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fMRI: Uncertain Uncertainties

fMRI: Uncertain Uncertainties

Neena Satija October 25, 2009 0

MIT graduate student Ed Vul recently stirred up the field of neuroscience with a paper claiming that the technique of "non-independent analysis" inflates correlations between cognitive performance measure and brain activity as measures by

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Mythbusters: The Common Cold: A Misnamed Virus

Mythbusters: The Common Cold: A Misnamed Virus

Alicia Darnell October 25, 2009 0

Despite popular belief, winter is not guilty of causing you to cough and sneeze all night, causing your throat to hurt, or causing your sinuses to weigh ten pounds. Correlation does not always imply

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