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Gang Han optogenetic research named a top paper of 2019 by Cell

Gang Han optogenetic research named a top paper of 2019 by Cell

Research by Gang Han, PhD, was highlighted among the top articles published by Cell in 2019. The article explores how Dr. Han developed technology to give night vision to mammals through a simple injection.

Student-led study finds implicit bias an important issue for medical trainees

Student-led study finds implicit bias an important issue for medical trainees

In a study published in PLOS ONE, UMass Medical School students found that trainees value becoming aware of their own implicit biases as they prepare to practice medicine.

Dorothy Schafer lab shows gene therapy protection of eyesight in models of multiple sclerosis

Dorothy Schafer lab shows gene therapy protection of eyesight in models of multiple sclerosis

New research by Dorothy Schafer, PhD, reveals the molecular process in which synaptic connections in the brain are damaged in multiple sclerosis and how it contributes to neurodegenerative symptoms. The paper also shows how gene therapy may be used to preserve neural circuits.

Why we are hard-wired to worry, and what we can do to calm down

Why we are hard-wired to worry, and what we can do to calm down

In an essay originally published by The Conversation, mindfulness expert James Carmody, PhD, writes about the human tendency to worry and what we can do to help quiet our minds.