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Barbara Pickard, Plant Mechanosensory Researcher, Dies
Barbara Pickard, Plant Mechanosensory Researcher, Dies
The mechanobiologist at Washington University in St. Louis studied how plants sense their environment.
Barbara Pickard, Plant Mechanosensory Researcher, Dies
Barbara Pickard, Plant Mechanosensory Researcher, Dies

The mechanobiologist at Washington University in St. Louis studied how plants sense their environment.

The mechanobiologist at Washington University in St. Louis studied how plants sense their environment.

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Illuminated drawing of gastrointestinal tract overlayed on woman’s hands and torso
“Gut Feeling” Takes on New Meaning
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Mechanically sensitive gut cells similar to touch sensors in the skin allow the intestine to feel and assess the physical properties of its contents.
Measure Intracellular Calcium in Live Cells
From Imaging to Kinetics: Measuring Calcium Signaling
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Streamlining and automating cell-based assays for measuring intracellular calcium.
Gaining Biological Insights into Brain Development Using Single Cell Technologies
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The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with 10x Genomics | Apr 12, 2021 | 1 min read
Richard Smith will discuss the importance of ionic flux in in utero neuronal development.
sei proteins help protect flies from heat-induced seizures
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Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 14, 2019 | 1 min read
The sei ion channel in fruit flies keeps their neuronal excitability in check.
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Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 9, 2018 | 1 min read
Researchers have identified what makes synapses strong or weak in fruit flies.
Glia Guru
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Ben Barres recast glial cells from supporting actors to star performers, crucial for synaptic plasticity in the brain and for preventing neurodegenerative disorders.
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Cutting the Wire
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Optical techniques for monitoring action potentials
Cool Genes
Kate Yandell | Jul 1, 2013 | 2 min read
A thermosensitive ion channel helps C. elegans live longer at cold temperatures.
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People with a defect in an ion channel that causes deafness are more sensitive to certain types of touch.
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