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Biology, Behind the Screens (Base Pairs Episode 11)

<i>A “behind the screens” look at how biology is addressing its “most wonderful problem” – too much data. Associate Professor Gurinder S. “Mickey” Atwal</i> …

Biology

Tapping into pancreatic cancer’s telecommunications network

Changes in DNA cause tumors to form, but the deadly ability to spread may arise elsewhere. The network of messages that tell genes when to turn on …

Cancer

Science and architecture: Back to the future!

3D images are a throwback to the past as CSHL and Centerbrook Architects rediscover a 1950s building that has been occupied by some of the …

Back to the Future

The Joni Gladowsky Breast Cancer Foundation raises funds for...

The Joni Gladowsky Breast Cancer Foundation raises funds for breast cancer research<p>The Joni Gladowsky Breast Cancer Foundation raised critical …

Cancer

Science and architecture: Back to the future!

<i>3D images are a throwback to the past as CSHL and Centerbrook Architects rediscover a 1950s building that has been occupied by some of the</i> …

Science

Incredibly adaptable corn can deal with climate change

Climate change threatens to shift the growing zones for staple crops like corn, raising concerns about feeding the planet’s 7 billion people. But …

Climate

Tomato baby and its family (Base Pairs Episode 10.5)

<i>Plant scientist Zachary Lippman tells stories from the field of bizarre tomatoes, intensely hot peppers, and giant pumpkins.</i>One day, while out …

Biology

Stem cells and breast cancer cells may share a weakness

The type of cells present at the very beginning of our lives have something in common with a cell type that can end our lives—both stem cells and …

Cancer

Eugenics used to be incredibly popular. We can’t let that happen again.

<i>Miriam Rich, the recipient of CSHL’s 2017-18 Sydney Brenner Research Scholarship, is determined to show how the concept of “good genes” became</i> …

American Philosophy

Mini talks, major science

Visitors extracted DNA, toured the campus, and met the ancestors of crops such as corn at CSHL’s Open House in June, among other activities. The …

Students use barcoded DNA to identify a weapon against antibiotic...

Students use barcoded DNA to identify a weapon against antibiotic resistance<p>Sometimes viruses cause harmful infections, but students in the DNA …

CRISPR vs. Climate Change (Base Pairs Episode 10)

<i>CRISPR is a tool that makes it easier than ever to edit the “letters” of the genetic code. In this episode, we talk with a plant scientist about how</i> …

Genetics

CRISPR vs. Climate Change Base Pairs Podcast

CRISPR is a tool that makes it easier than ever to edit the “letters” of the genetic code. In this episode, we talk with a plant scientist about how …

How cool is science? Students use barcoded DNA to identify a weapon against antibiotic resistance

<i>Sometimes viruses cause harmful infections, but students in the DNA Learning Center’s Urban Barcode Research Program identified a new virus that</i> …

Microbiology

Tomato trait tussle settled at last

Many of the tomatoes you’ve eaten likely had two traits that don’t get along: one that farmers favored just after the last ice age, and one …

Math teacher wins school popularity contest (again)

<i>Math isn’t exactly known as “everyone’s favorite subject,” yet Associate Professor Mickey Atwal has won the Watson School of Biological Science’s</i> …

Laureate’s advice: ‘You get knocked down; you get up again’

Quoting the British band Chumbawamba, Nobel laureate and honorary degree recipient Carol Greider reminded this year’s eight Watson School of …

Expert Explains: Is confidence measurable?

<i>Confidence is “not just a feeling,” according to neuroscientist Adam Kepecs. Finding the confidence-calculating circuitry in our brains has huge</i> …

The Brain

Pancreatic cancer clues found within the genome’s “dark matter”

Most cancer research has focused on the 2% of the human genome that contains genes. Pancreatic cancer research from David Tuveson’s lab reveals …

Expert Explains: Is confidence measurable?

Confidence is “not just a feeling,” according to neuroscientist Adam Kepecs, who is searching for confidence-calculating circuitry in our brains. …

Redefining Biologists, Redefining Genes (Base Pairs Episode 9.5)

<i>Set aside your notions of how biologists are born, or what the word “gene” means as you listen to our first chat episode. We talk with Assistant</i> …

Podcasting

Keeping science fresh, funded, and ready for the future

It’s a dynamic time for science—from the new U.S. presidential administration’s funding aims to the movement to open up digital access to scientific …

Alexa DeAngelis didn’t see a place for herself in science, so she’s making one

<i>For Alexa DeAngelis, who was recently awarded a Fulbright scholarship, combining a desire to help people with a passion for biochemistry means</i> …

Education

Silicon Valley joins CSHL’s biology communication revolution

Silicon Valley’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is getting behind the preprint revolution in biology by teaming up with CSHL’s bioRxiv preprint service. …

Silicon Valley

Dark Matter of the Genome, Pt. 2 (Base Pairs Episode 9)

<i>One scientist’s junk is apparently everyone’s treasure! They just haven’t realized it yet. . . In this episode of Base Pairs, we question the mythos</i> …

Human Genome Project

March for #scienceeveryday

The recent March for Science was a one-day event, but there are many everyday ways to keep your science enthusiasm strong. Just in the next couple of …

Science

Everyday steps you can take for science

Credit: Mark Ramsay | FlickrIn science, real progress rarely happens in a single day, and you don’t often know where a breakthrough will come from. …

Science

Base Pairs Podcast: Dark Matter of the Genome, Pt. 2

One scientist’s junk is apparently everyone’s treasure! They just haven’t realized it yet…In this episode of Base Pairs, we question the mythos that …

DNA

What a real-life science test looks like

<i>By revealing evidence that contradicts the rationale for a new cancer drug, a pair of student scientists learns firsthand that when you do science,</i> …

Cancer

The initiator of the human DNA replication dance in hi-res

Genome replication is an elaborate DNA dance staged by over 100 molecular performers, and the one that starts the show is known as ORC. Professor …

DNA