News from 2010

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NEW YORK TIMES: “IN PURSUIT OF A MIND MAP, SLICE BY SLICE”

The work of the Lichtman Lab to map the brain's complex wiring was featured in the Science section of The New York Times on December 27, 2010. Dr.…

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RESOLVING THE MOLECULAR ARCHITECTURE OF SYNAPSES USING LIGHT MICROSCOPY

(L to R)Xiaowei Zhuang and Catherine Dulac Synapses are highly specialized junctions between neurons that are the basis of our understanding of neuronal signal transmission and how memories…

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REMOVING AN ENDOGENOUS PROTOTOXIN RESTORES VISION

(L to R) Hirofumi Morishita and Takao K. Hensch Much of our behavior reflects the neural circuits sculpted by experience during early developmental critical periods. Such heightened brain…

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HOW TO FIND YOUR HOMOLOG WITHOUT LOSING YOUR SISTER

Meiosis is a modified cellular program by which a single diploid cell gives rise to haploid gametes (e.g. sperm and egg). To this end, DNA replication is followed…

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ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE (UNTIL DECEMBER 15TH, 2010)

  MCB Building Operations crew (L to R): Jimmy Costello, Gary Goodwin, Les Takacs, Eileen Snow, Paul Tighe, and Chuck Bilikas  

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MCB IN THE NEWS: MOLECULAR ANIMATION

The molecular animation work of Rob Lue, Professor of the Practice in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Director of Life Science Education, and Alain Viel, Senior…

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ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE (MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, UNTIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010)

Thank You for Supporting MCB's 2010 Thanksgiving Food Drive! We collected: 170 turkeys, 18 hams, 8 boxes of food, and over $200. You are still able to donate…

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JACK W. SZOSTAK PRESENTS 2010 BLOCH LECTURE

Jack W. Szostak was born in London and raised in Canada. He started college at McGill when he was 15 and began his PhD work at Cornell four…

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SNIFFING OUT THE ODOR CODE: A ROLE FOR SPIKE TIMING

(L to R) Naoshige Uchida and Kevin M. Cury How would you describe the smell of fresh baked bread, a rose, or an ocean breeze? The world of…

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MICE THAT SMELL LIGHT

Olfaction is a critical sense for many animals, guiding their foraging behavior, mate choice and predator avoidance. Mice use ~1000 odorant receptor types in the main olfactory system…

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