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
- NewsResearchers have devised a way to use a laser to create strings of orderless bits for encryption.
- NewsStudy finds that swearing may alleviate pain.
- NewsThree studies find that large collections of variants, rather than just a few key mutations, probably predispose someone to schizophrenia.
- NewsAnalyzing global flight paths may help researchers track pandemics, as a new study on H1N1 shows.
- NewsAn oversized appendage in Bourret’s horseshoe bats may aid in long-distance signals.
- NewsResearchers have made one of the most basic components of a machine out of a snowflake-shaped molecule.
- FeatureResearchers study secrets of microbes' locomotion and how to mimic that movement.
- NewsScientists suggest a way to put ultracold atoms to work.
- NewsStudy finds a lack of chemical tags near a prostate cancer gene in African American males.
- NewsResearchers use evolutionary history to trace the early days of the pandemic.