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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> …

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 …

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 …

Cancer

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. …

The Brain

9.5 – Redefining Biologists, Redefining Genes

<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> …

Biology

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 …

Science

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> …

Science

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> …

DNA

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

In science, real progress rarely happens in a single day, and you don’t often know where a breakthrough will come from. And like scientific discovery …

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 …

Dark Matter

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> …

Biology

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

Why some targeted cancer therapies eventually fail

Therapies tailored to the genetics of a particular tumor type are helping lung cancer patients live longer, but cancer usually returns. When it comes …

Cancer

Dark Matter of the Genome, Pt. 1 (Base Pairs Episode 8)

<i>Most of the genome is not genes, but another form of genetic information that has come to be known as the genome’s “dark matter.” In this episode, we</i> …

Dark Matter

Expert explains: Can we understand memories at the molecular level?

<i>Memories may seem intangible, but many scientists are working to figure out how they are physically stored in the brain. To achieve this, we’ll need</i> …

Neuroscience

Base Pairs podcast: Dark Matter of the Genome

Most of the genome is not genes, but another form of genetic information that has come to be known as the genome’s “dark matter.” In this episode, we …

Dark Matter

What a real-life science test looks like

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

New art supplies for visualizing tiny machines in the brain

<i>An unusual, but beautiful sight can be found among the figures of a recent scientific paper about some of the tiny machines in our brain: watercolor</i> …

Biology

Key cancer protector has an “Achilles’ heel”

Our bodies, fortunately, employ a number of protectors against cancer. A protein called PTEN is one of the strongest checks against prostate and lung …

A cancer like an “oatmeal raisin cookie”

Pancreatic cancer is like an oatmeal-raisin cookie, according to Professor David Tuveson, where the cancer cells are raisins. Just as oatmeal makes …

Molecules and a mission: Base Pairs podcast season 1

Just four simple DNA “letters”—the molecules that make up the base pairs of the double helix—are enough to convey the complex instructions for life. …

In cancer, one wrong makes a right?

The idea that the wrong number of chromosomes can give rise to cancer dates back over a century. We know now that most cancers do indeed have an …

Molecules and a Mission (Bonus Base Pairs Episode)

B: Yeah… “Base Pairs” does take a little explaining… so that’s why we’re here talking to you now.<p>B: Base pairs are molecules.<p>A: End of explanation.<p>B: …

DNA

Reversing Rett syndrome’s impairment of adult learning

Learning impairment is a deeply disabling component of Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder seen almost exclusively in females. As a result, …

A bank for cancer research

Scientists have been saying for years that they could learn a lot more about cancer if they had better access to samples and data from patients under …