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
- NewsNew study in rats explains how smoke exposure may increase risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
- NewsScientists create a biological system that uses the genetic code to tally up molecular events.
- NewsA fuse dotted with chemicals offers a new way to code messages.
- NewsIda provides details about life in the Eocene.
- NewsA rare earth metal is the 53rd naturally occurring element to possess the property.
- NewsKomodo dragons kill prey with venom, not oral bacteria, study suggests.
- NewsNew catalytic material may lead to more efficient fuel cells.
- NewsMaterials made with a color-changing molecule may offer a red signal when under stress.
- NewsResearchers unlock the DNA of M-O-O.
- NewsIn simulations, tiny loophole allows colliding nanoclusters to increase speed after impact.