April 2011

One Foot in Front of the Other

April 14, 2011

There are few biological functions that we take for granted more than gait, the intricate symphony of motion that happens almost automatically when we walk or run. Gait is programmed deep into the nervous system of animals, an activity so robust [Read more]

The Flight of the UCAN Nurses

April 12, 2011

At ScienceLife HQ, we often hear the loud roar of the hospital helicopter as it takes off on urgent duty. In this article that originally appeared in the Medical Center publications Newsfront and Forefront, Cheryl L. Reed writes about what motivates [Read more]

The Genetics of Normal

April 11, 2011

In the 11 years since the blueprint of human life was decoded by the Human Genome Project, much of the focus has been on when those instructions fail. Scientists have used our newfound genetic knowledge to look for the roots of common and rare [Read more]