It’s back! Check out the new issue of Findings magazine.
Findings presents cutting-edge research from scientists in diverse biomedical fields. The articles are aimed at high school students with the goal of making science—and the people who do it—interesting and exciting, and to inspire young readers to pursue careers in biomedical research. In addition to putting a face on science, Findings offers activities such as quizzes and crossword puzzles and, in its online version, video interviews with scientists.
The Fall 2017 issue profiles Yale University biologist Enrique De La Cruz, who studies how actin—a protein chain that supports cell structure—breaks so easily. Also profiled is University of California, Berkeley, biologist Rebecca Heald and her study of developmental factors that control an animal’s size.
This issue also features:
- A virtual reality program designed to help burn patients manage pain
- The promise of gene therapy for glaucoma
- The many ways scientists categorize the biological world using “omics”
- What researchers know—and don’t know—about how general anesthetics work
- How animation helps researchers visualize interactions between biological molecules
- How cells use sugary outer coatings to distinguish friend from foe
- What makes our tissues stiff, squishy, solid, or see-through (hint: its initials are ECM)
- How super-powerful microscopes are revealing views of biology never possible before