At the Bench

Research from the forefront of medicine and biological science.

Feeding Your Internal Ecosystem

September 13, 2010

The human body is not just an organism, it’s an ecosystem. To the billions of microscopic bacteria, viruses and fungi living in the various nooks and crannies of our intestines, mouth, nose, and other areas, we are the world, the environment [Read more]

Computerizing the Chaos of Epilepsy

July 9, 2010

The electrical symphony of the human brain, with billions of neurons firing at different rates, up to hundreds of times per second, likely looks like chaos to any outside observer. But there are patterns in the ongoing brain activity seen, for [Read more]

Relive Darwin/Chicago in Video Form

May 12, 2010

Six months ago, some of the world’s brightest evolutionary biologists and scholars gathered on the University of Chicago campus for a three-day birthday party celebrating Charlie Darwin’s 200th. At the time, the blog featured live-ish [Read more]