In recent years, Karl Deisseroth has revolutionized neuroscience research. Through the development of ingenious techniques, he has brought researchers closer to understanding how the brain works and how neurons determine behavior.
A million billion viral infections occur every second in the biosphere. And if the quadrillion quadrillion viruses inhabiting just the oceans were lined up, they would span the 120,000 light years of the Milky Way’s diameter a hundred times.
A dynamic and novel approach is needed to reduce the accidental catch of pelagic predators, such as the leatherback sea turtle, in the world’s fishing grounds, according to Stanford biologist Larry Crowder.
The deep ocean is the final frontier on Earth and could hold a reservoir of untapped resources to support humanity’s growing population. Robots will soon reveal the deep ocean’s potential to provide for us.
Of the 325 wrongful convictions documented by the non-profit organization the Innocence Project, more than three quarters of them are due to faulty human memory. Figuring out how malleable victims’ memories can be has become a pressing issue in neuroscience research.
The ability of pathogenic microbes to resist the arsenal of antibiotic drugs that have successfully held disease at bay for generations is becoming more widespread throughout the world and is a growing threat to public health.