A light switch for brain circuits

A stand-out alumnus from North Carolina Central University is making his mark as an MD/PhD student at Harvard University and MIT. In this post, he provides insight on optogenetics, a relatively new research approach that is revolutionizing neuroscience.
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April birthdays: rockets, trains, and video games

This month, on our facebook and twitter pages, we’ll be celebrating the birthdays of a video game designer, two of the first black chemistry doctorates, a rocket scientist, one of the most prolific inventors of the 19th century, and one of the finest mathematical minds of all time. Gamers everywhere owe a tip of the hat to electronic engineer Gerald “Jerry” Lawson (April 9). … Continue reading April birthdays: rockets, trains, and video games