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Editorial Team

September 2011

George Hightower

HIV on the Brain
George Hightower studies how HIV can infect the brain. Wading through a sea of DNA letters, he hunts down mutations that could make the difference between a healthy mind and dementia.

Dr. Cara Altimus

A Light on Life's Rhythms
Memory, mood and sleep (or lack of it) merge in Cara Altimus' work. She studies how light and darkness control our bodies' daily rhythms. The research relates to sleep disorders and certain brain diseases.

Lab-grown tissue

Just Found
Read about cholera-detecting sugar particles, stem cells that form intestinal tissue, an enzyme that triggers respiratory illness, and more...

This page last reviewed on July 27, 2011