At the Bench

Research from the forefront of medicine and biological science.

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]

Nano-Treatment for Brain Tumors

August 26, 2009

(Note: This article was corrected on 12/9/09 – previously, it said that the nanoparticles were activated by UV light, but the TiO2 particles are actually modified to be activated using normal, visible light. Also, the light exposure time was [Read more]

Hockey, Language and the Brain

August 17, 2009

If you had to pick a group of researchers who would be interested in hockey, you’d probably first think of dentists, not psychologists. Certainly you wouldn’t consider hockey players an ideal subject pool for mapping the brain’s [Read more]