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February 28th, 2020 | By Elise Wachspress

Last summer, the media was abuzz with apparent progress in developing a reliable blood test for Alzheimer’s disease. With this potential breakthrough—after decades of research to find a biomarker that could clearly diagnosis Alzheimer’s—researchers now may finally have a tool for measuring the effectiveness of drugs and other treatment interventions.  

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Old Photos

February 11th, 2020 | By Elise Wachspress

How, exactly, do the massive numbers of neurons in our brains and the connections between them allow us to recognize our own living rooms or remember the conversations that happened there last year? We know this involves cells, molecules, ions, and electrical pulses—but just exactly how does that work?

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Neonatology Cells

January 28th, 2020 | By Matt Wood

As neonatologist and basic scientist, Tim Sanders both provides care for vulnerable infants and studies some of the most fundamental elements of life.

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C. Elegans

January 13th, 2020 | By Matt Wood

The DNA of an animal contains the instructions for creating every type of cell in its body. During development, the generation of different cell types (e.g., neurons, blood cells, muscle cells) depends on different sets of genes for each cell type to be expressed at the right time. But what determines which genes are switched on and which genes are turned off or ignored?

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