Todd Kuiken

Oct. 03, 2014

Community Labs Practice Do-It-Yourself Biology

In DIY biology labs across the country, citizen scientists take the tools of synthetic biology into their own hands.

diy, do it yourself, laboratories, community lab, genspace, biocurious, bugss, biology, hacker

Feb. 13, 2009

Prosthetic Limb Advance

A new surgical technique improves amputees' control of prosthetic arms.

arm, prosthetic limb, rehabilitiation

Nov. 30, 2007

Re-Wiring the Sense of Touch

Doctors have rewired the nerves of two amputees to restore the sensation of touch in a missing hand. The researchers hope the work will lead to better prosthetic devices.

prosthetic, brain, nervous system, amputees

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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