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Hamster pups sleep on sawdust bedding.
Unveiling the Mysteries of Hibernation and Torpor
Neuroscientist Siniša Hrvatin explores how animals initiate and regulate states of dormancy.
Unveiling the Mysteries of Hibernation and Torpor
Unveiling the Mysteries of Hibernation and Torpor

Neuroscientist Siniša Hrvatin explores how animals initiate and regulate states of dormancy.

Neuroscientist Siniša Hrvatin explores how animals initiate and regulate states of dormancy.

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Haydeh Payami is wearing a purple dress and an orange and pink scarf and standing in front of a whiteboard.
A Microbial Link to Parkinson’s Disease
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Dec 4, 2023 | 6 min read
Haydeh Payami helped uncover the genetic basis of Parkinson’s disease. Now, she hopes to find new ways to treat the disease by studying the gut microbiome.
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Mind the Genome Gap
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Nov 1, 2023 | 2 min read
Population geneticist Tábita Hünemeier seeks out isolated indigenous groups living in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest to expand understanding of the human genome.
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A Big Data Approach to Life Science
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Oct 2, 2023 | 2 min read
As a group leader at the Broad Institute, Shantanu Singh develops tools to tackle high-dimensional biological data.
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A Successful Lab Launch
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Oct 2, 2023 | 2 min read
Setting up a laboratory comes with no guide. Tina Lasisi, who recently started her own lab, offered tips on how to do it successfully.
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An Advocate for the Female Brain
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Jul 5, 2023 | 2 min read
Rebecca Shansky studies both female and male rodents to ensure that scientists have a complete and unbiased picture of the brain.
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Monir Moniruzzaman Studies the Secrets of Giant Viruses
James M. Gaines | Jan 2, 2023 | 4 min read
The University of Miami researcher studies how a mysterious group of supersized viruses infects and influences the evolution of their hosts.
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In Deep Water With Gül Dölen
Peter Hess, Spectrum | Aug 4, 2022 | 10 min read
A researcher’s existential crisis led to a scientific breakthrough.
Adriana L. Romero-Olivares kneels in the lab next to dry mushrooms in oven.
Adriana L. Romero-Olivares Tracks Fungi’s Response to Climate Change
Amanda Heidt | Jun 1, 2021 | 3 min read
The New Mexico State University soil microbiologist uses molecular tools to understand how fungi are adapting to a warming world and what that might mean for global nutrient cycles.
Siobhán Brady Uses Big Data to Investigate Plant Development
Shawna Williams | Feb 1, 2021 | 3 min read
The University of California, Davis, professor is a pioneer in teasing apart the changes in gene expression that drive root development.
For the Greater Good: A Profile of Eva Harris
Diana Kwon | Jul 13, 2020 | 10 min read
Through groundbreaking studies on dengue and efforts to build scientific infrastructure in Latin America, the University of California, Berkeley, professor has bridged research with its benefits to society.
The Father of Autoimmunity: A Profile of Noel Rose
Diana Kwon | Jun 1, 2020 | 9 min read
By revealing that animals could develop immune responses against their own tissues, the physician-scientist established an entirely new field of science.
Unravelling Memory’s Mysteries: A Profile of Elizabeth Buffalo
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2020 | 9 min read
Studying nonhuman primates, the University of Washington neuroscientist has identified important features of the neural underpinnings of learning and memory.
Cracking Down on Cancer: A Profile of Owen Witte
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2020 | 9 min read
Through his studies on cancer-causing viruses, the University of California, Los Angeles, professor has helped develop lifesaving treatments.
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Emily Makowski | Mar 1, 2020 | 8 min read
The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.
Neuroscientist Phil Haydon Sets Sail to Talk About Epilepsy
Ashley Yeager | Feb 19, 2020 | 6 min read
After an accident as a teenager, he developed the disorder. He then studied the brain to better understand his own seizures, and now plans to sail around the world to show others with the condition how to push their limits.
Switch Master: A Profile of Barbara Meyer
Diana Kwon | Jan 13, 2020 | 9 min read
Working with bacteriophages and nematodes, the University of California, Berkeley, molecular biologist uncovered a role for genetic switches in early development.
Exploring the Matrix: A Profile of Zena Werb
Diana Kwon | Dec 1, 2019 | 7 min read
The cell and molecular biologist unveiled a role for the breakdown of proteins in the extracellular matrix in both healthy and pathogenic cells.
Watcher of Whales: A Profile of Roger Payne
Diana Kwon | Nov 1, 2019 | 9 min read
A love of music and science led the marine biologist to discover that whales sing songs, a discovery that he’s since used to convince the world the animals are worth saving.
Image of the Day: Meteorite Under the Scope
Emily Makowski | Oct 1, 2019 | 1 min read
Artist Carol Roullard specializes in microcrystal photography.
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