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Neuroscientist receives grant to develop much-needed behavioral...

Neuroscientist receives grant to develop much-needed behavioral research tools<p>As part of the US government’s “BRAIN” Initiative, the National Science …

National Science Foundation

Halfway around the world, a reunion of friends opens door to a cancer discovery

Chang-il Hwang, left, is a member of Professor David Tuveson’s lab. Jae-Seok Roe, right, is a member of Associate Professor Chris Vakoc’s lab. They …

Cancer

‘Living and breathing science’: An undergraduate’s summer...

‘Living and breathing science’: An undergraduate’s summer researching CRISPR<p>Realizing a dream: Hands-on experience using CRISPR and access to top …

Education

Biology, Behind the Screens (Base Pairs Episode 11)

A “behind-the-screens” look at how biology is addressing its “most wonderful problem”: too much data. In this episode, Associate Professor Mickey …

Biology

What makes male mice act like males?

Behaviors like mounting females and fighting rivals are typical of male mice. But removing receptors that allow certain brain cells to use estrogen …

Biology

Realizing a dream: How a program for undergraduates placed me at the center of CRISPR research

<i>Hands-on experience using CRISPR and access to top scientists from around the world who are pioneering its use made this a memorable summer for</i> …

Education

Protection against ancient invaders of the genome

The human genome is full of ancient parasites that invaded our cells long ago, yet still have the potential to cause harm. Professor Rob …

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> …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Food

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 …

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> …

Medicine

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> …

Mathematics

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 …

Women in Science

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 …

Dark Matter

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. …

Self-improvement

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