Neuroscience writer Laura Sanders reports on the latest mysteries of the mind and blogs about the science of raising kids. She earned her Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she studied the nerve cells that compel a fruit fly to perform a dazzling mating ritual full of singing and dancing. Convinced that she was missing some exciting science development somewhere, Laura turned her eye toward writing about brains in all shapes and forms. Laura's research has been published in scientific journals including Current Biology, Developmental Biology and PLOS Biology. She holds undergraduate degrees in creative writing and biology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where she was a National Merit Scholar. Her 2012 series on consciousness won an Eddie Award for editorial excellence.
Neuroscience Writer, Growth Curve Blog Writer
Laura Sanders' Articles
- NewsFinalists in the Science Talent Search are in Washington, D.C., to present their research; winners are to be announced March 16.
- NewsComparing the complete genetic material of family members pinpoints genes involved in three rare inherited diseases.
- NewsA large study has found that middle-aged women who drink moderately gain less weight over the years compared to their teetotaling peers.
- NewsA common genetic variant that appears to increase sensitivity could lead to the development of better medications.
- NewsWorking in mice, scientists find that red and white blood cells arise from different progenitors.
- NewsMetal clusters could create hydrogen for fuel, simulations suggest.
- NewsComparing the Titanic and Lusitania disasters suggests that people in a crisis are more likely to maintain social norms if they have longer to react.
- NewsA two-milligram dot of tooth enamel serves as a radiation dosimeter.
- NewsNew study may help scientists to understand the sequence of events that can lead to schizophrenia
- NewsA study finds that older adults perform better on a learning and memory task if they have slept more, while uninterrupted rest matters more for younger folks.