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Nicole Baker Gives Real Scientists Voice in Social Media

Nicole Baker Gives Real Scientists Voice in Social Media

Nicole Baker founds Science Writing and Communication Club and popular SWAC science blog, The PipettePen.

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Erasing memory using synaptic optogenetics

The Hahn, Kuhlman and Kasai labs developed a genetically encoded probe that can label and optically erase synapses that were enlarged or generated by motor learning. Dense labeling of synapses was found in a small subset of pyramidal neurons, and irradiation with blue light erased motor memory.

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Researchers shed pharmacological light on “dark” cellular receptors

Researchers shed pharmacological light on “dark” cellular receptors

UNC and UCSF labs create a new research tool to find homes for two orphan cell-surface receptors, a crucial step toward finding better therapeutics and causes of drug side effects.

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NC researchers awarded $5.3 million to develop novel gut-on-a-chip technology

NC researchers awarded $5.3 million to develop novel gut-on-a-chip technology

Scientists from the UNC / NC State joint biomedical engineering department are creating a new kind of research tool that will be nearly indistinguishable from the human gastrointestinal tract.

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