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. A Spitting Image of Health

  2. Life

    Singled Out

  3. Health & Medicine


  4. Health & Medicine

    Going Under

    While every anesthetic drug has its own effect, scientists know little about how the various versions work on the brain to transport patients from normal waking awareness to dreamless nothingness.

  5. Cerebral Delights

  6. Physicists join immune fight

  7. Life

    The unusual suspects

    With no obvious culprit in sight, geneticists do broader sweeps to identify autism’s causes.

  8. More than a feeling

  9. A pregnant question

  10. Starting Anew

  11. Humans wonder, anybody home?

  12. Health & Medicine

    The Mesmerized Mind

    Scientists are unveiling how the brain works when hypnotized