Previously the interdisciplinary sciences and chemistry reporter and author of the Culture Beaker blog, Rachel has written about new explosives, the perils and promise of 3-D printing and how to detect corruption in networks of email correspondence. Rachel was a 2013-2014 Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT. She has degrees in botany and political science from the University of Vermont and a master’s in evolutionary biology from the University of Michigan. She graduated from the science writing program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Rachel Ehrenberg's Articles
- NewsHorse evolution doesn’t fit classic scenario of trait evolution.
- Science & the PublicMixture of bans on federal research communications create confusion and fear.
- NewsA pain-sensing protein also regulates activity of pain-relieving opioids.
- NewsA study in mice pinpoints a force-detecting protein that regulates breathing, previously implicated in touch.
- FeatureA synthetic cell reported this year jettisons unnecessary genes and embraces human design principles.
- NewsGaps in understanding food allergies cause confusion and make it difficult to prevent, diagnose and treat them.
- NewsLow social status tips immune system toward inflammation seen in chronic diseases, a monkey study shows.
- NewsThe DNA of smokers shows more damage than the DNA of nonsmokers who have the same kind of cancer.
- NewsAs oceans warm, phytoplankton grow quickly.
- NewsStrep B uses a toxic pigment made of fat to kill immune system cells, spurring preterm labor and dangerous infections, a monkey study shows.