Katie Kindt's Quest to Understand Hair Cells
Acting Chief, Section on Sensory Cell Development and Function, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Age: 38
Designing In Vitro Models of the Blood-Brain Barrier
Choosing the right model, be it 3-D or 2-D, requires wading through varied cell sources, cell types, and cell culture conditions.
Using CRISPR to Edit Genes in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Tips on how to surmount the challenges of working with CRISPR to manipulate genes in human stems cells to study their function in specific diseases or to correct genetic defects in patient cells.
The Challenges of Rare-Disease Research
With few resources and hesitant investors, basic scientists must rely on clinicians, patient advocates, and their own keen eye for biological connections.
How Art Can Inform Brain Science, and Vice Versa
Reductionism may be the key to bridging the gap between the humanities and the sciences.
ESP on Trial
In the 1930s, parapsychologist Joseph Banks Rhine aimed to use scientific methods to confirm the existence of extrasensory perception, but faced criticisms of dubious analyses and irreproducible results.