August 14, 2009 Health Three subjects with a rare form of visual impairment found their sight still better a year after gene therapy, and their immune systems seemed happy with the treatment, too Katherine Harmon April 15, 2010 Mind & Brain New research shows that rather than being totally devoted to one goal at a time, the human brain can distribute two goals to different hemispheres to keep them both in mind--if it perceives a worthy reward for doing so... Katherine Harmon February 17, 2010 Biology From building robotic bees to studying real mosquitoes, these researchers were able to pursue their scientific dreams thanks to being banked by 2009 economic recovery act funding Katherine Harmon April 23, 2009 Environment A warmer climate mean more fires, and more fires mean more greenhouse gases, says new report Katherine Harmon July 8, 2009 Environment Genetic information from species on National Park Service land that are threatened with extinction will now be frozen and stored for future research at the American Museum of Natural History... Katherine Harmon May 18, 2009 The Sciences Despite serious losses to colonies in the U.S. and Europe, honeybees are on the rise in other parts of the world--although hardly keeping pace with growing demand Katherine Harmon August 19, 2009 Mind & Brain Brain scans reveal how hate begins to emerge--and it's not too far from love Katherine Harmon June 4, 2009 Health Do cell phone chatterers have more to fear than bulky monthly bills? An orthopedic surgeon explains what cubital tunnel syndrome--aka "cell phone elbow"--is, and whether it's worth worrying about... Katherine Harmon January 16, 2009 Environment New mobile services provide instant access to the healthiest, greenest catch Katherine Harmon January 30, 2009 The Sciences A common brain chemical could be behind the process that morphs timid grasshoppers into voracious locusts Katherine Harmon June 23, 2009 Mind & Brain A 54-million-year-old fossil suggests that certain early primate activities did not necessarily trigger the explosion in brain size Katherine Harmon July 8, 2009 The Sciences Fewer than half of the fire prevention shortcomings examined at the Los Alamos National Laboratory had been fixed after previous evaluation, an Energy Department audit reports Katherine Harmon July 15, 2009 Mind & Brain When part of a person's vision is disrupted, they start seeing the world differently within seconds. Researchers believe this may be proof that the brain reroutes crucial information rather than builds new pathways... Katherine Harmon September 11, 2009 Health Recent discoveries have shown how some bacteria use a form of nitric oxide to launch more effective attacks on their hosts. Can the new knowledge be translated into better drugs to beat antibiotic-resistant MRSA or anthrax?... Katherine Harmon October 16, 2009 Mind & Brain Implanted electrodes in brains of presurgery patients show in real-time how Broca's area organizes language from perception to sound in milliseconds Katherine Harmon December 10, 2009 Biology The recently unearthed theropod, Tawa hallae, solidifies the link between primitive carnivores and those that evolved into modern birds Katherine Harmon December 1, 2013 Health Katherine Harmon Courage Scientific American Volume 309, Issue 6 10.1038/scientificamerican1213-45 Originally published as "Microbes in our gut could be manipulated to fight illnesses and infections" in Scientific American Volume 309, Issue 6 March 6, 2013 Biology Nanowires used to disarm single genes in cells without harming or altering them were used to reveal that sodium chloride might cause harmful T cell growth Katherine Harmon and Nature magazine May 4, 2015 Technology A lifelike, if stilted, robot makes her debut at a Japanese department store, while a smaller bot is ready to answer questions at a local bank Katherine Harmon Courage December 1, 2009 Mind & Brain Tests reveal patients in vegetative states can form new memories Katherine Harmon December 2009 10.1038/scientificamerican1209-27 Support Science Journalism
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