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.
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Laura Sanders' Articles
- 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.
- NewsScientists identify a type of stem cell and a gene that play a role in the disease.
- NewsNew research, showing how stresses can snap tiny tracks inside brain connections, may improve understanding of traumatic brain injury.
- NewsProtons and neutrons melted in collisions of gold atoms have created the hottest matter ever made in a lab
- NewsResearchers design synthetic “walking” molecules that may one day haul cargo in artificial micromachines.
- NewsScientists identify a key proton channel that helps explain the dash to fertilization.
- NewsA new study finds that proteins used in photosynthesis take advantage of electrons’ wavelike properties