0000-0002-8715-28960000-0003-0319-5416 I was recently involved in a collaboration between the Zhang and Collins labs at MIT to use the RNA-targeting CRISPR protein Cas13a/C2c2 to detect either DNA or RNA from pathogens. By combining the use of Cas13a/C2c2
When we think about sex hormones, notably estrogens and androgens, we usually associate them with sex, gender and body development. Like all hormones, they are chemical messengers, substances produced in one part of the body
2-24-16 PLOS Medicine AMA Preview: Looking toward the future of diabetes prevention with Dr. Sanjay Basu
0000-0002-8715-2896 AddThis Sharing Buttons above In advance his PLOS Science Wednesday AMA, Sanjay Basu, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University Prevention Research Center, answers questions from PLOS Social Media Associate Sara Kassabian. The burden of non-communicable diseases
0000-0002-8715-2896 Microsoft Tools for Academics: An interview with Alex Wade Posted February 16, 2016 by Jen Laloup in Podcast post-info AddThis Sharing Buttons above Academics increasingly use web scale Internet searches to discover new research.
What if we could record and rewind our thoughts? Neurotechnology and the foreseeable future, by Aaron Sathyanesan
0000-0002-8715-2896 By Aaron Sathyanesan Scientific discoveries that involve humans interfacing with machines can evoke reactions of fear and wonder. Quite often, these feelings are epitomized through works of science fiction. Think Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein,” for
0000-0002-8715-2896 While dining with a friend at a noisy restaurant, you listen attentively to her entertaining account of last night’s date. Despite the cacophony flooding your auditory system, your brain remarkably filters your friend’s voice
0000-0002-8715-2896 Arguably, no advance has revolutionized neuroscience as much as the invention of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Since its appearance in the early 1990’s, its popularity has surged; a PubMed search returns nearly 30,000
0000-0002-8715-2896 “Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages”, said Louis Pasteur. Through the biological activity of several classes of organic compounds such as anthocyanins, tannins and flavonoids, red wine is known to
0000-0002-8715-2896 “The trailing indicators in the Arctic are the leading indicators for the rest of us” – Rick Spinrad, Ph.D., NOAA Chief Scientist, Washington, D.C Tuesday morning, December 15, NOAA issued the 2015 Arctic Report card
How do you feel when you are stuck in a traffic jam for hours? Or when you are late for a flight? Or when you are waiting at the university hall to pass an exam?