August 2013: 1

Forging the Correct Link: A Step Toward Understanding the Origins of Life on Earth
C. Rose Kennedy, PhD student, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Science in the News Flash — June 15, 2013

Making connections in the eye
“Wiring diagram of retinal neurons is first step toward mapping the human brain”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — August 7, 2013

Research points toward better colonoscopy
“New technology offers three-dimensional images, making it easier to detect precancerous lesions”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — July 31, 2013

The brains behind research on the brain
“Mehmet Fatih Yanik develops tools to answer some of the central questions in neuroscience”
Helen Knight, MIT News Correspondent — July 31, 2013

Potassium channels

How to Block a Potassium Channel: Just Add Water (video)
Matt Wood, Science Life, University of Chicago science blog — July 31, 2013

Water molecules control inactivation and recovery of potassium channels
University of Chicago newsroom — July 31, 2013

Science of Placebo Conference

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, June 19 and 20, 2013

Day 1 videos
Placebos, words, and drugs — what’s the difference?  Fabrizio Benedetti
Studying the person: Brain mechanisms of placebo analgesia  Tor Wager

Day 2 videos
Tne neurobiology of placebo and delusion, Predrag Petrovic,
Placebo effects in clinical practice, Ted Kaptchuk

Sound waves

A layer of tiny grains can slow sound waves
“Layer of microscopic spheres offers new approach to controlling acoustic waves”
David L. Chandler, MIT News Office — August 4, 2013

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