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Anne N. Connor

Anne N. Connor is a solutions-based science writer and editor based in Vermont. Her primary beats are climate change, the environment, and health. She has been writing about science for about fifteen years and earned her master’s degree in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. Read more about her work here: Find her on Twitter: @AnneENConnor.

Articles by Anne N. Connor
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Neurons Simplify Visual Signals by Responding to Only One Retina
Anne N. Connor | Oct 1, 2021 | 2 min read
Mice have neurons that connect to both eyes but only propagate the signal from one or the other, simplifying the information sent to the cerebral cortex.
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Human “Time Cells” Encode, Process Flow of Time
Anne N. Connor | Oct 1, 2021 | 2 min read
Neurons in the hippocampus store information on the timing of experiences in addition to their content, helping to mediate sequential memory recall, a new study shows.
USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases
Anne N. Connor | Aug 14, 2018 | 4 min read
The European Union says no thanks.
Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?
Anne N. Connor | Mar 1, 2018 | 4 min read
From extending lifespan to bolstering the immune system, the drug’s effects are only just beginning to be understood.