Bell Center Scientists Identify Drug that Improves Neuronal Survival after Spinal Cord Injury in Lamprey

February 17th, 2016 @

  Spinal cord injury (SCI) in humans typically has a poor prognosis, including permanent losses in mobility and sensation, reflecting in part our very limited capacity for neural regeneration. To understand these limits on recovery after SCI, MBL Associate Scientist Jennifer Morgan studies the lamprey,     a fish that can spontaneously regenerate neurons after SCI […]

“Drawing Embryos, Seeing Development”

February 9th, 2016 @

Biologists today often take hundreds of photographs of what they see through the microscope. Those images are then sorted through, compiled, and sometimes even slightly modified to produce publishable figures. Prior to when photographic methods began making their way into biology labs and journals, this meant you had to draw it. While drawing by hand […]