Susan Gaidos

Contributing Correspondent

Susan Gaidos has been writing about discoveries in areas ranging from biology and neuroscience to physics and technology for more than three decades. Her features, profiles and news stories have appeared in New Scientist, theDallas Morning News, The Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Bulletin, and Science Careers. She also writes articles on science-related topics for children and is a contributor to Science World and Science News for Kids. She has degrees in journalism and biology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and undertook post-graduate studies in biology at Purdue University while working as a university public information officer. She has received gold and silver awards in medicine and science writing from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and received the National Institutes of Health's Plain Language Award in 2009 for contributions to the NIGMS publication Computing Life.

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All Stories by Susan Gaidos

  1. T cells attack a cancer cell
    Life

    Designer T cells emerge as weapons against disease

    Decades of attempts to boost the immune system’s ability to fight disease are finally starting to pay off. Reprogrammed T cells serve as new weapons against cancer and autoimmune diseases.

  2. grapes in Xinjiang, China
    Climate

    Grape expectations

    Global warming has delivered long, warm growing seasons and blockbuster vintages to the world’s great wine regions. But by mid-century, excessive heat will push premium wine-making into new territory.

  3. Neuroscience

    The Inconstant Gardener

    Microglia, the same immune cells that help sculpt the developing brain, may do damage later in life .

  4. Psychology

    Familiar faces

    "Super recognizers" never forget a visage, an unusual ability that can be put to good use.

  5. Health & Medicine

    Permanent Present Tense

  6. Neuroscience

    Memories lost and found

    Drugs that help mice remember reveal role for epigenetics in recall.

  7. Humans

    Of Mice and Man

    The lab mouse is being remodeled to better mimic how humans respond to disease.

  8. Into the Fold

    Flat structures pop into 3-D forms, yielding miniature robots and tools.

  9. As Told By the Egg

  10. Earth

    Defying Depth

  11. Animals

    Furry Friends Forever

  12. Jars of Plenty